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a south carolina community gives thanks to the media and vigilant citizens for reuniting a baby with his parents. americans at the airports trains take to the roads. will they make to it thanksgiving dinner on time? we'll check the forecast. if conventional travel kind of bores you, maybe you one day make light buzz lightyear. how this guy is going almost to infinity and beyond. i'm richelle carey on this thanksgiving eve. here's a story that will probably make you smile. good news out of south carolina. missing 1-month of old is safe back with his parents. a tip sent police to a home in summerville where the boy was
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found. perez was taken out of a car outside of post office on monday. s.w.a.t. team members in orlando, florida, have shot and his mother says she left him in the car with the engine running killed a 36-year-old man. while she ran in to buy some this is the end of a standoff. stamps. police believe the 19-year-old apparently he came out of his charge with his kidnapping walker was there waiting. home with a gun drawn. in started as a domestic dispute >> at some point in time on and turned into this standoff. monday, ms. walker, the suspect, the victim barricade himself inside of his home. visually observed the victim and there were four children and another adult inside of the her child. from that point it appears that house. earlier today the man's common walker began following the law wife was able to escape from victim, and we know that when the home and then call police. the victim arrived at the post this fatal shooting happened office, the suspect saw the after hours of talks that turned opportunity where the victim into nothing. exited the vehicle without her the children are now in the custody of child and family child. >> an fbi agent who worked on services. with everyone trying to make it home for thanksgiving, the case gave him some special presents including an outfit and massachusetts turnpike, is a blanket with the fbi logo. parking lot. look at this. we're getting report was a the mother of a 13-year-old boy who went miss for 11 days 45-mile traffic backup all the way from charlton to west says her son lived in the new york subway system the entire newton. traffic authorities are warning a bumper-to-bumper conditions time with only $11 in his
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until 7:00 p.m. eastern time. pocket. francisco hernandez jr. hass a local traffic, traffic experts are predicting about 10% more drivers on the road in new england this holiday. bonnie schneider will have more on your holiday travel in just a asperger's syndrome. few moments. his mother contacted police when so keep it right here. her son went missing but got this story will make you very little help. >> how did you live? smile. you were heartbroken for a what did you eat? while. a missing 1-month-old is safe, back with his grateful parents. >> a sandwich and mostly oh we. a tip sent police to a home in >> the police don't do nothing. somerville, south carolina, where this boy was found. this is angel miguel perez. i found somebody else to help he was taken from a car parked me. and the mexican consult come to outside of a post office in the police. >> the search was not focused north charleston monday. his mother says he left angel, only on the subway system early on in the 11-day period. she rather left angel in the car with the engine running. so in my judgment based on the she ran in to buy some stamps. information i have, i think we police say the 19-year-old did everything that was charged in the kidnapping, appropriate. andrea simmon walker, had been >> police found hernandez in a following the mother for hours. coney island subway station. his mother says he got in trouble at school and was afraid >> at some point in time on monday, ms. walker, the suspect, of a scolding at home. what a story. after a series of meetings visually observed the victim and her child. from that point, it appears that with the top advisers tuesday, walker began following the
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president obama will announce victim. and we know that when the victim the new strategy in afghanistan at the prime time steech at the arrived at the post office, the west point military academy. he will layout his plans and suspect saw the opportunity where the victim exited the announce how many troops he will send there to try to achieve it. vehicle without her child. next month the president will >> an fbi agent who worked on the case gave that precious baby attend a climate change summit in denmark. he is offered to set a goal to angel, some nice gifts. an outfit and a blanket with the cut emissions by 17% below 2005 fbi logo. levels by 2020. the u.s. hasn't committed itself the parents of michael to any legally binding goals. brewer say their son is in the president will go to denmark intense pain. but he's focused on his the day before. he will go to oslo to accept the recovery. of course, michael is the 15-year-old boy from florida, noble paez prize. you are looking at pictures who was doused in alcohol. purposely set on fire. of airport travelers on this second busiest travel day of the allegedly by five teenagers last year. as expected, the crowds are month. michael suffered burns over 65% huge. the lines are long where people of his body. are headed out for the michael's mother explains his thanksgiving holiday and the weather in some areas could be daily struggle just to survive. making things kind of bad. you might have to wait a little >> watching him swell with the bit. meteorologist bonnie schneider adema, watching the swelling joins us with a latest where i understand a state where it's come down. usually like fantastic, folks the first time he spoke to us like to fwrag brag about their was joyous. weather, it's raining. but watching him struggle every >> you're right if sunshine
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state has wet and windy weather single day, i'm proud of him. right now that is affecting air i'm very, very proud of him travel. we have delays. because i don't think i could do those of you driving are probably wondering when is this what he's doing. going to stop. it's incredibly painful. it's probably not. we're looking at a lot of wet he -- it hurts just to take a weather across florida and that will persist for a good portion drink of water. to go to the bathroom, he -- it of the day. i don't expect too much in the way of changes but we are also takes him five to ten minutes tracking other delays across the just to get from the bed to the bathroom because it hurts just country. notice new york as you take a closer look at the laguardia area here. it doesn't look too bad. to move. it hurts my heart to see him in it is bad enough to have low clouds, poor visibility. that's cranking up the airport pain. >> michael's doctor says he is delays across much of the new york city, metropolitan area. ready to begin physical therapy. and his first skin graft that is you have delays in teterboro and knowledge knowledge and newark, laguardia airport and just across into new jersey. scheduled for next week. delays at newark airport, 25 if convicted, they could face up minutes. those are expected to increase to 30 years in prison. just even due to volume as we go through the day today. next tuesday, we will hear be prepared for the travel delays. in the northeast and probably in from president obama. parts of the west as well. we'll hear what he plans to do in afghanistan. in a primetime speech at the so far so good for chicago. it's not looking bad. we don't have delays but notice west point military academy, the there is rain coming in. president will lay out his new strategy and announce how many back out north of minneapolis troops he will send there to
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it's changing over to snow because temperatures are cold achieve it. hours earlier, he will meet with enough for that. the congressional leaders to in fact, windy and cold weather explain his plan to them first. is the name of the game for next month, the president will today and for tomorrow. attend a climate change summit the powerful cold front you see here is going to sweep further denmark. the white house says he's off to the east and pull down. prepared to offer a set of goal to cut u.s. emissions by 17 much colder conditions. with the big blast of wind, boy, below 2005 levels by 2020. really does feel like winter is u.s. hasn't yet committed to any just around the corner. legally binding goals. windchill factor right now is the president will go to about 22 degrees in fargo. it feels like it's 31 in copenhagen the day before he'll go to oslo to accept the nobel minneapolis. 43 in chicago. if you're heading to the peace prize. and president obama's first midwest, pack a sweater and state dinner provided a challenge for the white house jacket. elsewhere, though, despite the staff. rain, high temperature in miami the first lady and the chef because the guest of honor, today, up to 80 degrees. richelle, if you can stand the indian prime minister manmohan rain at least for today and singh, is a vegetarian so there maybe tomorrow, it will be nice wasn't a lot of meat on the for the weekend. menu. there were spices, though, from >> all right, that sounds the white house garden. fantastic. appreciate that. and the honey used in one of the >> sure. and also, i guess we're desserts came from the white going to share some facebook house beehive. comments as well from people who 338 guests gathered in a are traveling right now. tent-like pavilion on the white house lawn. lashon wrote this on my facebook many have ties to india, like page. just landed in dallas, ft. film director m. knight shamaylan and cnn chief medical worth, from miami. correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. mia was clear. oscar winners jennifer hudson security was a breeze.
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there it is. security was a breeze. the flight was delayed due to and a.r. rahman headlined the circuit breaker issues. let's hope i make my connection entertainment and mrs. obama to phoenix. there you have it. gown was designed by naeem khan. we'll be sharing your views on your travel throughout the day. continuing with the day's 40 workers worked on it for news. president obama is keeping courage alive. three weeks. courage is a turkey from north designed the red carpet for beyonce, carrie underwood and carolina. he's also this year's recipient of a thanksgiving presidential katherine heigl. heather ellis is explaining pardon. courage is going to disneyland to serve as grand marshal in the why she pleaded guilty. and she says she's a victim of thanksgiving day parade. the first family donated two other turkeys not pardoned to a judiciary rape. ellis was facing the possibility washington food bank. of 15 years in prison over a no turkeys were in danger scuffle that began in the walmart checkout line. she says police roughed her up. during president obama's first state dinner. told her to go back to the he is a vegetarian so there was ant lot of meat on the menu. ghetto. but police say exploited there were spaces from the white profanity. house garden and honey used in kicked an officer in the ship. hit another on the face. one of the desserts came from the white house, bee hive. tonight last night on "issues" more than 335 guests gathered in with jane velez-mitchell, ellis a tent-like pavilion on the explain idea she thinks she didn't have a chance in court. >> i think that i am a victim of south lawn of the white house. many have ties to india like judiciary rape. i was raped by the system. film director and cnn medical i'm watching the jurors laugh. correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. i watched the jurors talk to
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oscar winners jennifer hudson each other, communicating. and a.r. rockman headlined the we had jurors that was asleep. evening's entertainment. the prosecutor who recused looks fantastic. himself from the case and during a guy jumps out of the deliberation he was approaching airplane over the atlantic ocean the bench. with a homemade jet powered wing laughing and joking with the judge while the juror sent strapped to his back. questions. >> in the end ellis decided to what could possibly go wrong? take a plea deal. actually the swiss edadventurer she'll spend four days in jail and plus probation. thought he had a great chance. the prosecuting attorney in the case says she was under oath when she pleaded guilty but not he had already flown it across under oath when she spoke -- the english channel. attempt to fly to spain came to when she spoke to the u.s. a sudden and damp end. strong winds knocked him into attorney. when she spoke to us, rather. the sea about halfway through pardon me. his 15-minute flight. my apologizes. he wasn't hurt if stunt was i had difficulty writing that. sponsored by a cell phone when she spoke to us. the jury was laughing with the company. judge are not true. filmmaker roman polanski has but adds, one juror fell asleep during the trial and that juror been granted bail by a swiss was removed. court. his bail is set at $4 1/2 fire crews are trying to keep a wildfire away from some million. he's being held with the u.s. expenses homes in southern extradition request related to a california. it broke now the anaheim hills sex charge. last night. crews are making headway in once he post bail, polanski will spite of wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. remain under house arrest. it is 15% contained.
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for now the director will stay they're using a nearby highway as a containment line. in prison while the swiss all lanes have been shut down. government decides whether to appeal. the officials are warning people flying home for the holidays though, nearby you have to be ready to get out in a moment's is hectic. this year could be worse. how the tsa's secure flight notice. sometimes your imagination can soar father than reality can program might trip you up before your thanks giving flight. actually carry you. see why a guy who looks a bit like buzz lightyear ended up acting more like donald duck on hln news and views.
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this thanksgiving is the first big travel holiday for the tsa's new secure flight program. this is how it works. when you call an airline to make a reservation or even if you do this online you're supposed to put your exact name on there as it appears on your id. the id that you're going to use at check-in. that means down to the middle initial. no nicknames like joe for check out the airports. joseph, okay? you might be hanging out at exactly as your id says. airport right now. right now the program is in its it is the second biggest -- busiest travel day of the year. initial phase. the tsa is letting people with huge crowds. small differences between their long lines. id and reservation go ahead and it is the thanksgiving holiday. fly. but beginning early next year, the weather could be causing a even small discrepancies could problem for some people.
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get you booted off the flight. hopefully not too many. but i'm going to leave that to the expert, the professionals to tell you. meteorologist bonnie schneider joins us nows with the latest. so how are things going, bonnie. we want to know your thought >> they're not going too badly. thons security measure. but we are looking at delays and is it a good idea or it in picky some of them are long and tell you where they are not so great. in philadelphia, seeing delays for over two hours. things dot make a difference? here's comments on my facebook this one city is having a tough page. mandy wrote this, i think it's a time of it before the day of good idea. thanksgiving. seeing clouds and showers, wet, anything they can do to weed out the freaks is good by me. windy out there in albany, new i travel a lot and i don't mind york. moving into boston. any security measures they take. further into the west into western mass. i welcome the delay if it is for not looking too great out there but if you are heading down to my safety and the safety of my new york for the macy's thanksgiving day parade the loved ones. weather is okay. they're hope that making things cloudy. temperatures in the 50s and your boarding pass and id agree taking a new route this year so it should be an interesting will cut down on delays. event. hopefully we can keep the rain that's what they're hoping. away but those of you who are traveling and wondering what is going on with the airports we do lashawn says, no, this doesn't have a lot of delays to tell you about. right now seeing delay, as i make me feel more secure. some of the tsa rules aren't mentioned in philadelphia. that's where some of the longer ones are. and now the heavier rain's consistent and i'm not confident in the tsa's general aptitude. starting to come in from allentown. so starting to see that rain we have views on our views cam. move in. so that brings us to this, this also len to them.
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>> my name is bill. lengthy airport delay board. i'm from atlanta. ft. lauderdale seeing delays as my impression of tsa security is well as miami. and we've had intermittent it is as if we had a very showers in south florida. expense i diamond necklace that heavy downpours in boca raton. and white plains, watch out for we put in a safe and never use. that. we have given away our freedom lighter delays for the airports in new york city. before we have it taken away from us. in it is in fill philly, 2:20. no one wants to be in an airline flight explorer now because we incident or any other travel still have 6700 planes in the incident, but we are spending incredible amounts of money and sky and not all touching each have sacrificed tremendous other. freedom to get the 1 in a at different alttutds of course but big, big amount of planes million chance of something across the united states right happening to someone. now. and we have a nice piece of we need to moderate this and be more reasonable in it. advice from yvonne who sent a comment in on facebook. >> i think it's good for and yvonne says, and she writes security because i've had occasions where i kept getting to us from northern california. she says "i have to drive six flagged by tsa, and also my niles my mom's. i'm pretty lucky here. i hope everyone drives or flies ticket and it's because they carefully." thank you for the well wishes. flagged my name and i rather yvonne, i hope that you have a include my middle name, that way great thanksgiving. and that's a look at your views. i don't get -- i don't keep you can click on our facebook page and send us your facebook getting pulled over in the airport. i'm having my travel delayed. comments. well imentioned the rain in the therefore, they know exactly who northeast, not the only place that we have wet weather. they're looking for. >> okay. across the midwest, look out for more comments from a facebook rain. page now. this is what sherry wrote. also, rain changing to snow for
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she says, though it does not cities like chicago for thanksgiving. your forecast for today, windy make me feel more secure. i bet if you look back on it, and cold. windchill factor in the 20s and the terrorists of 9/11 had their 30s in the northern plains in correct names printed to match parts of the upper midwest. both the boarding pass and their right now it feels even colder ids. than these numbers but right now so she thinks this is a at this hour it's 39 degrees in fruitless exercise. minneapolis. 38 in cheyenne and then looking madrox says this, well, going to for even kord conditions. our airlines now is never a a vigorous low pressure system that's pulling down colder air. pleasant experience. not much anyone can do but kicking up the winds. follow the rules. and making for some tough travel. not much of a choice in the maybe you just want to stay matter. i don't see a big deal in using inside with your turkey on your name. i thought that was what was thanksgiving and not travel in this region but it does look being done all along. better for florida after stormy it was. but they were making exceptions conditions and nice weather and saying there's not going to across the desert southwest. be any more exceptions. just beautiful there so no but you're right, that's what we problems. richelle? >> it sounds fantastic about. were supposed to be doing anyway. do programs like this make you if you own a toyota and feel secure oi maybe are they there's a pretty good chance, just an annoyance? you might umay need to take it call us with your views. back to your dealership. toyota's replacing gas pedals in nearly 4 million vehicles. the company says the pedals can 1-877-tell-hln or text us at get stuck in the floor mats of certain models. hlntv. standard text rates apply. while it develops replacement some of you may have a lesson to learn today. we'll see. pedal, toyota temporarily will the florida teenager set on have dealers shorten the length of the gas pedal. fire in october faces several the recall includes many of the
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company's top models. surgeries, months in the we're talking about the camry, hospital. hear mick yell's parents talk the prius and the luxus es-350. about courage and struggle to survive. the government has linked five deaths to accident caused by the unintended acceleration involving floor mats. toyota is also recalling 110,000 tundra pickup trucks. the company says the recall is due to excessive rust on the truck's frame. it includes tundra models between the years 2000 and 2003. so a guy decides to jump out of an airplane over the atlantic ocean with homemade jet-powered wings strapped to his back. nothing would go wrong, right? while this was an adventure thought he had a good chance of making the first intercontinental flight on his jet wing. he had, after all, flown across the english channel, but his attempt to fly from north africa to southern spain came too a sudden end. and he's right there in the water. strong winds knocked him into the sea halfway through his 15-minute flight. he wasn't hurt.
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his stunt was sponsored by a cell phone company. thanksgiving's always a hectic time in airports and it could be even more confusing this year. the details of the tsa's new secure flight program and what our viewers are saying about it.
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the parents of michael brewer say their son is in intense pain, but focused on his recovery. the 15-year-old from florida reportedly was doused in alcohol, then purposely set on fire by five teenagers last month. michael suffered burns over 65% of his body. ed lavandera spoke with his parents today. he joins us now from miami. wow, ed. i can't even imagine what his parents are also having to go through watching their son suffer like this. >> oh, it's been torture. they've been by his bedside since this incident has happened. sleeping at the hospital and at the ronald mcdonald house across the street getting rest. they essentially haven't left their son since this incident happened back in early october. becan't really over estimate the
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amount of pain this young man is in. his parents tell me that even brushing his hair sends waves of pain through his body. a simple task like that. and he's really now getting to it's almost time for "prime news," so this is the time that the point where families and the mike comes down and tells us doctors are actually sounding what is on the agenda. much more hopeful. and you told me during the break they're not out of the woods yet here, but they're talking about and i'm trying to process this. long-term survival and getting this is one, a teenager accused through this and rehab and that of trying to set up a gang rape? sort of thing. the tone has changed from the >> yeah. it happened in alabama. early day where's they were just this is the way the story goes. we're talking about a waiting to see if whether or not he would be able to survive this 14-year-old, possibly setting up her ninth grade classmate to be and are now sounding much more upbeat about his long-term gang raped. >> oh, dear. >> it is t started out that they left school early. these guys, one of them 20 years prognosis. >> watching him swell with the old. talking about a couple of 14-year-old girls. edema and watching the swelling they had agreed, began come down. the first time he spoke to us consensual the way that we have it, but police believe there is a contradiction of stories from was joyous. one of the 14-year-olds that possibly she could have set this up. watching him struggle every arranged to have this happen. other day, i'm proud of him. it's unthinkable. i'm very, very proud of him we'll take your calls on it, because i don't think i could do 1-877-tell-hln. what he's doing. a story, many have talked about it's incredibly painful. that a mom who could not control her 10-year-old, number one
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it hurts just to take a drink of called the cops in the first place. that gets your attention. water, to go to the bathroom, it and then number two, the cop is takes him five to ten minutes having trouble corralling the 10-year-old so he looks to mom, just to get from the bed to the and says can i stun gun, use the bathroom because it hurts just taser on your 10-year-old? mom says, go ahead and it to move. it hurts my heart to see him in happened. we'll take your calls on that pain. one, 1-877-tell-hln. >> i like it. >> and a topic that continues to be out there. >> what makes this even more adam lambert, we know about his difficult for the parents is performance at the "american they say he has to go through music awards." this pain. the doctors say it's now time >> what happened? i don't know. for him to do physical therapy, >> a little on the raunchy side. he's not backing down. up to three hours a day, where it was so raunchy that "good he has to move all of those body parts that move so much, that morning america" dumped him. hurt so much to move. so he has to do that, if not, they weren't confident that it the body gets into worse shape. also, just showering, every day was going to be the same thing. takes an hour and a half. he's not backing down. it's a moment that his mother and in a sense it is lambasting describes as the torture hour. parents for watching and my -- it's not something she can bear hey, i get his schtick. standing around and listen to the amount of pain he goes and i think that the guy is through just to watch nurses pretty talented. bathe the young man and get him i thought that he went over the through that. but, the doctors say that this edge. are you telling me that the is a crucial part of his recovery. family cannot gather around the set to watch the "american music >> the areas that are burned include all areas around the awards"?
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>> you have a point. major joints and every time but this wasn't mtv. those move, that hurts. >> i don't think that's a good the key thing he has to do now news. we'll take your calls. is move. 1-877-tell-hln coming your way so the therapists are with "prime news" top of the encouraging him to move and hour. >> celebrities do these things forcing him through some range to get attention and why you are looking at me? whatever. >> it's working for them. of motion exercises. when it hurts, when you really >> i continue is. thanks, mike. just want to lay down and curl up in a ball and make the pain >> uh-huh. the space shuttle "atlantis" is on its way brack to earth. go away, that's just when you have the move the most. undocked from the international he's having to go through that right now. space station earlier today. "atlantis" scheduled to land >> richelle, michael brewer will friday morning in florida. over the past week "the be in the hospital for many months to come. atlantis" crew resupplied the next monday will be the first of iss. and performed some maintenance many surgeries to come as well. richelle? >> we're so pulling for him and work that should keep the station running for another five his family. ed, thank you. to ten years. this thanksgiving is going to be the first big travel if you own a toyota you may holiday for the tsa's new secure need to take it to your flight program that works this dealership. toyota is replacing gas pedals way. when you call an airline to make on nearly 4 million vehicles. a reservation or you make one the company says the pedals can online, you've got to use the get stuck in the floor mats of name exactly as it appears on certain models. your i.d. that you plan to use all develops replacement mats. when you check in at the airport. down to the middle initial, they will shorten the length of first initial. no nicknames like joe for the gas pedals. joseph, at all. the recall includes the top exactly as it appears on your models including the camry, i.d. right now the program is in its initial phase. prius and luxury lexus es-350. and the tsa is letting people
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with small differences between their i.d. and their reservation the government has linked five go ahead and fly. but beginning early next year deaths to accidents caused by the unintended acceleration involving floor mats. even small discrepancies could get you booted off a flight. some wireless companies are getting attention for their deals on those mini laptop computers, netbooks. we've been asking our viewers, but hln money expert clark what do you think about all howard warn it is you buy one these security measures? you might be paying way more are they worth the trouble? than you think. do you feel safer? >> when's a deal not a deal? or do they just annoy you and well, here's one. you think they're not doing any throughout the rest of the good? christmas selling season you're lots of comments on my facebook going to see really big pitches from the big cell phone page. companies trying to get you to richelle carey, hln. buy a little miniature computer michelle wrote this -- known as a netbook at an extra teresa feels this way -- low price in return for a giant handcuff. you know what that handcuff is? it's a two-year contract for you to buy over-priced data services she's not feeling it. bill in washington wrote this -- for the cell phone. why do i call them over-priced? because it's 60 bucks a month fly a lot. for you to access the cell phone network to do web surfing on security measure does nothing more than kept crazies from
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your little computer. disrupting air travel, i'm good with that i agree there is not now, why is that such a bad idea? think about it. much being done that will you're saving maybe $100 on the dissuade a serious terrorist group. purchase of that computer, in gant had this to say on the page, when thinking about the return for having a commitment subject, i think it is important to a cell phone company for data to rear quote by benjamin franklin. grant is trying to educate us. services of $1200 or more over he wrote this, sacrifices freedom for security deserves two years. you want to be a free agent. neither. this country, we are you want one of those little computers? increasingly sacrificing our just buy it. freedom for increased security i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to stay on all fronts it is really sad. out of trouble, go to gene wrote this comment. he says, it is really -- is it cnn.com/clarkhoward. really that much trouble when booking your flight to book it >> get more great consumer in your full name? advice from clark howard every okay that is a great point, gene, great point. saturday and sunday at noon and thanks for all your comments 4:00 p.m. eastern time right here on hln news and views. today. we appreciate it more stories you know what clark does. for you. israel security's cabinet to he will help you save more, spend less and avoid getting freeze construction of west bank ripped off. remember adam lambert's settlements for the next ten months. controversial performance at the the vote is seep as a way to amas. restart peace talks with the he's talking agent it but is he palestinians. this is a pretty big deal. actually saying he's sorry? eee israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the freeze is a very good step. >> now is the time to begin
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negotiations. now is the time to move forward toward peace. there is no more time to waste. israel today has take an far-reaching step toward peace it is time for the palestinians to do the same. >> in a statement, secretary of state hillary clinton called the israeli decision a "helpful move toward resolving israeli/palestinian conflict." some health experts are concerned the hajj could help spread swine flu around the world. millions of muslims begin their annual pilgrimage in saudi arabia today in the heavy rain. you can see there there are more international visitors this year and saudi officials say they had could spread the virus back home if they get sick. more pill grahams have died. the cdc is helping organizers deal with the disease. a zplir raf on its way to a zoo in oklahoma took a bad turn in its neck. find out what in the world was going on here, on hln, news and views. y8
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look at those pictures. a south carolina family is grateful to everyone who helped them get their 1-month-old boy back. a tip sent police to a home in summerville where an gel pjeang was found. he was taken in charleston on monday. the 19-year-old charged with kidnapping walker fl load the infant and his mother for more on this two hours that morning and took him when his mother left him in their car while she ran in to buy stamps. an fbi agent who worked the case gave angel some special presents. >> i'd like lidia and will to come up, miguel to come up here a minute. i have a few gifts.
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hopefully this will allow baby perez to sleep well at night. we have a rabbit, fbi rabbit. we have an fbi shirt which reads "protect "protect "protected." and we also have an fbi blanket, says "fbi kid." hopefully keep him safe at night. >> thank you. thank you, everybody. >> how fantastic is that? wow. well, as to why all this happened. investigators aren't sure if walker knew the family or why she decided to take angel. the mother of a 13-year-old boy who went miss for 11 days says her son lived in the new york subway system the entire time. he had $11 on him. that's it. francisco hernandez jr. hass
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asperger's syndrome. his mother says she contacted police when her child went missing but she got very little help. >> reporter: how did you live? what did you eat? >> a sandwich and mostly whatever i could buy. >> the police don't do nothing. i found somebody else to help me. and the mexican consult call to the police. >> the search was not focused only on the subway system early on in the 11-day period. so in my judgment, based on the information i have, i think we did everything that was appropriate. >> police found hernandez in a coney island subway station. his mother says he got in trouble at school and he was afraid to go home and get scolded. wow. okay. that's a picture at airport travelers on this second busiest travel day of the year. as expected the crowds are huge, lines are long.
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people are trying to get home, get to their family for thanksgiving. and the weather in some areas could make the waits even longer. meteorologist bonnie schneider is spending the day with us to keep us, to keep you up to date on everything you need to know. tough times in florida right now. >> that's right, richelle. whether you're driving or taking a flight, we're going to see some delays due to weather. it's coming down heavy and hard right now across much of south florida at this hour. look at the radar picture. no big changes since my last report. heavy rain in the boca raton area. you can see how bad it is. driving around in the region, dell ray, a lot of rain coming down in a sort amount of time. it really does make a difference when you're driving because it only takes a couple of inches of rain to dislodge even an suv. wow. all right. we have a comment from richelle's facebook page. i'm richelle's face book friend. thomas wroe, it's raining like heck in tampa, tia is moving fine. you know, he's right.
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actually it is. but we are seeing some delays elsewhere due to the rain and it's not just in florida. we're also getting some low clouds in the new york city metropolitan area. you have big airports there. it's not too bad in terms of heavy rain, we are getting reports of delays in and around new jersey. that's right, for newark, 25 minutes. also up towards philadelphia, lengthier delays there. houston, texas, coming in. laguardia, 25. the delays are light. with all the volume we're peektipeekt i expecting delays to increase. look at chicago, clouds and showers rooming in. very cold temperatures. but back to the northeast i want to show you flight explorer because right now, this is incredible, there's over 6200 planes in the sky at this hour. so that means that we have some very heavy air traffic. the day is just beginning, especially for those of you traveling on the west coast. no delay there's. watch out for windy and cold
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condition it is you're heading up to wisconsin, minnesota, pack that heavy sweater. richelle, it is going to feel like winter up there. >> good to know, bonnie, thank. glad you're here today. president obama is keeping courage alive, courage the turkey from north carolina. also this year's recipient of a thanksgiving presidential pard gone. courage is heading to disneyland to serve as grand marshal of the thanksgiving day parade. the first family also no do nate tw two turkeys who were not pardoned. president obama will announce his new strategy for afghanistan tuesday. it will be a prime time speech at the west point military academy. the spt going to layout his plans and announce how many troops he will send there to try to achieve his goals. next month the president will attend a climate change summit in denmark. he will set a mark to cut
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emissions to 17% below 2005 levels. the u.s. hasn't committed itself to legally binding goals. the president will go to copenhagen the day before he will go to oslo to accept the nobel peace prize. a small private plane has gone down in a field in north carolina. this is in the raleigh/durham area. there are no reports of injuries there. look at that. the plane did not hit any homes, no 3wibuildings. it looks like just a field there. emergency crews dealing with getting the fire out. we will give you more information as soon as we get it. it looks like the situation is under control. no injuries at all. well, a guy -- listen to this -- jumps out of an airplane over the atlantic ocean with the homemade jet-powered wing strapped to his back. nothing could go wrong, right? actually this guy is a swiss adventurer. he thought he would have a good chance of making an first
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intercontinental flight on his contraption. his attempt to fly from north africa and southern spain came to a sudden and damp end. strong winds knocked him into the sea halfway through his 15-minute flight. he wasn't hurt. stunt was sponsored by a cell phone company. the holiday season is upon us, which means americans are on the move. but how should we keep ourselves safe from ailments like the swine flu on all those planes, trains and automobiles? dr. sanjay gupta, the chief medical correspondent on our sister network cnn, has some ideas. >> the doctor is a busy infectious disease specialist who spends plenty of time on planes, trains and automobiles. he offers advice how to keep from contracting the h1n1 flu during this season. >> when i travel i carry several things with me. one is a hand sanitizer. second, facial tissues. third, is a mask. >> reporter: dr. january says the virus is most likely to spread through the air. what should you do when someone near you coughs or sneezes? >> it may be a bit harsh to hand
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them a mask, but it's very polite to hand them a facial tissue. >> reporter: the virus can also spread when he touch an infected surface such as a handrail or doorknob. >> we know it can stay on hard surfaces for eight to two hours. when we touch our surfaces and then touch our face, we can transmit it okay. >> reporter: according to studies, we touch our hands to our faces a lot, 20 to 40 time answer hour. which makes hand sanitizers and hand washing all the more important. also a final bit of advice. >> i think sometimes it's so obvious we forget this, but the best way to avoid getting the h1n1 virus is to become vaccinated. >> reporter: for today's "health minute," i'm dr. sanjay gupta. you know what everyone says, eating thanksgiving turkey makes you tired? but is the bird really the reason we want a cat nap? we have a final answer.
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roman polanski has been granted bail by a swiss court. bail is set at $4.5 million. the oscar winning director has been held related to a sex charge. once he posts bail, he'll remain under house arrest at a swiss and be monitored by an electronic bracelet. for now he will stay in prison while the swiss government decides whether to appeal this. the parents of michael brewer say their son is in intense pain but he is focused on his recovery.
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michael is the 15-year-old from florida who was doused in alcohol and then purposely set on fire by five teenagers last month. he suffered burns over 65% of his body. michael's mother explains his daily struggle to survive. >> watching him swell with the edema, and then watching the swelling come down. the first time he spoke to us was joyous, watching him struggle every single day, i'm proud of him. i'm very, very proud of him because i don't think i could do what he's doing. it's incredibly painful. it hurts just to take a drink of water, to go to the bathroom, it takes him five to ten minutes just to get from the bed to the bathroom because it hurts just to move. it hurts my heart to see him in pain. >> michael's doctor say he is ready to begin physical therapy
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now. his first skin graph is scheduled next week. three teenagers accused of setting him on fire pled not guilty last week. if convicted they could face up to 30 years in prison. i'm jane-velez mitchell. here's my issue. wake up america. we need to do something about the crime wave committed by teens. in florida, a boy set on fire by a group of his young peers who were being charged ased a duts. in new york, the alleged baby face shooter just 16 and accuse of purpomping six shots in a cr, injuring two. in california, a group of young boys accused of raping a girl outside a high school homecoming party. all of these cases involve teenagers. we can just lock them all up and wait for the next group of teens to commit an even more violent crime, but wouldn't it be smart to look at the underlying societal causes that are at the root of this ricrisis and do
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something about them? i'm jaynne-velez mitchell and that's my issue. >> watch her every night at 7:00 eastern right here on hln. remember the mersk alabama captain being enlisted by the salvation army. richard philips is helping kick off the red kettle campaign as honorary chairman. he says he really hasn't enjoyed being in the spotlight but he has tried to put his noesrtity o good use. this thanksgiving no doubt the star of the holiday meal is the turkey but s. does eating turkey really make you sleepy? we're going beyond the surface to find out. >> one of the most widely accepted myths is the idea that turkey makes you sleepy. just become accepted wisdom. if you eat a big meal on thanksgiving you'll get very sleepy. it's because of the turkey. people even seem to know why,
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it's the turkey. the turkey has no more tryptophan in it than ground beef if he has less than pork or cheese. no one says there's t. ham and cheese sandwich made me sleepy. if you look on the side of the box it says make sure you take on an empty stomach because it's absorbed badly with food. when you've eaten your big thanksgiving meal and gotten real tired, it could be the alcohol, it could be the big meal you just ate. but it's absolutely not because of the turkey. >> it's the amount we eat. that's all it is. we just eat too much. all right. toyota is beginning its largest recall ever in the united states. why the company is doing it, and the massive number of vehicles involved.
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if you own a toyota and there's a pretty good chance you do, you may node to take it to your dealership. they're replacing gas pedals on nearly 4 million vehicles. the company says the pedals can get stuck in the floor mats of certain models. all it develops replacement pedals. toyota temporarily will have the dealers shorten the length of the gas pedals. this recall includes many of the company's top models like the camry, the prius, and the lexus es-350. five deaths have been linked to the unintended acceleration involving floor mats. toyota is also recalling about 110,000 tundra pickup trucks. the company says the recall was due to excessive rust on the truck's frame that includes turn gra models between 2000 and 2 3 2003. this thanksgiving is the first big travel holiday for the tsa's new secure flight program. this is how this works. pay attention. when you call an airline to make
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an reservation they ask for your name exactly as it appear tons id when you plan to use -- check in at the -- down to your middle initial, no nicknames like joe for joseph, mike for michael, nothing. exactly how it appears. that's how you have to book it online as well. right now the program is in the initial phase. tsa is letting people with small discrepancies between their id and reservation go ahead and fly. beginning early next year, even small discrepancies could get you booted off the flight. so, what do you think? do programs like this make you feel more secure or are they just an an now wants that doesn't make a security? the phone lines are ready and there for you. call us at 1-877-tell-hln. we want to hear from you. or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. or text us at hlntv.
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standard text rates apply. who's ever heard of a bank robber that cries when holding it up? this happened yesterday. and to make it even stranger, the robber had a personal conversation with the teller. >> and he says, yeah, i used to work for this bank. you guys still owe me money. and so he demanded a specific amount, and then the teller gave him cash and they had a conversation. he said he has some medical problems, he was crying, kind of unusual circumstances for a bank robbery. >> no one in the bank recognized him as a former employee. singer adam lambert was dropped from "good morning america" over the controversial ama performance. so he showed up on "the early show" on cbs to explain himself. he's offered no apologies. during his song on sunday night's award show, you probably
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remember he kind of made out as a male member and simulated oral sex. today on "the early show." he admits, yeah, i got carried away and says he's not sorry and thinks there's a double standard when it comes to male performers. >> there were other performers doing risque things -- janet jackson's crotch grab. >> do you think it's because you're male or gay? >> both. i think it's a double whammy. i think it's because i'm a gay male. and i think people haven't seen that before. >> but i don't think people have said specifically that they were upset about the fact that you're gay or that you were kissing a guy. again -- >> i think some people were upset i kissed a guy. >> and he didn't expect all of this attention. whatever. lambert says the only thing he'd change if he could is he'd sing the song better. and some of his fans did say that they wished he sounded better. a giraffe is on the way to a zoo in oklahoma, took a bad
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a family's holiday prayers are answered. find out how police made this happy reunion possible. a 13-year-old boy is an underground adventure in new york, new york. his mom's happy he is home safe, but not with new york's finest. how they defend the teen's disappearance. and that man tries to soar like a bird on homemade wings. how he ends up having more in common with fish. hln news and views on the day before thanksgiving. i'm chuck roberts. welcome. next tuesday, we'll hear from president obama about his plans for afghanistan. in a prime time address at the westpointe military academy, he will announce how many troops he'll send there to try to achieve it. hours earlier, he'll meet with congressional leaders to explain his plan to them. next month the president will
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attend a climate change summit in copenhagen, the white house says he's prepared to offer a separate goals to cut emissions to 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. the u.s. has not yet committed itself to any legally binding goals. the president will go to denmark the day before he goes to noorway and accepts the nobel peace prize. a missing 1-month-old is safe back with his parents. tips sent police home to summerville with the boy was found. miguel perez was taken from a car park outside a post office in north charleston monday. she left him in the car while she ran in to buy stamps. police think a 19-year-old charged with kidnapping was there waiting. >> at some point in time on monday, ms. walker, the suspect, visually observed the victim and her child. from that point, it appears that walker began following the victim and we know that when the victim arrived at the post
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office, the suspect saw the opportunity where the victim exited the vehicle without her child. >> an fbi agent who worked on the case gave special presence, including an outfit and a blanket with a little fbi logo and he's about to hold it up, it's a little light blue logo. we're not going to be able to show you that. but take my word for it, it was kind of cute. the mother of a 13-year-old boy who went missing for 11 days said her son lived in the subway system for the entire time with $11 in his pocket. francisco hernandez jr. has a form of autism, a transit cop recognized him from a missing person poster after he disappeared october 15th. his mother contacted police when her son went missing but received little help. >> how did you live? what did you eat? >> a sandwich and mostly -- >> the police don't do anything. somebody else helped me.
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and they called to the police. >> the search focussed not only on the subway system earlier on in the 11-day period. >> i think we did everything that was appropriate. >> so where was he? police found him in a coneny island subway station. his mother said he got in trouble at school and was afraid of a good scolding at home. the parents of michael brewer in florida say their son is in intense pain but focussed on recovery. the 15-year-old from florida reportedly was doused with alcohol and set on fire on purpose by five teenagers last month. michael suffered burns over 65% of his body. michael's mother explains his daily struggle to survive. >> watching him swell, watching the swelling come down. the first time he spoke to us was joyous. but watching him struggle every single day, i'm proud of him. i'm very, very proud of him
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because i don't think i could do what he's doing. it's incredibly painful. it hurts just to take a drink of water. to go to the bathroom, it takes him five to ten minutes just to get from the bed to the bathroom because it hurts just to move. it hurts my heart to see him in pain. >> the doctors say michael's ready to begin physical therapy his first skin graft is set for next week. three teens pleaded not guilty in broward county circuit court next week. if convicted, they could face up to 30 years behind bars. a guy jumps out of an airplane over the atlantic with a homemade jet-powered wing strapped to his back. what could go wrong? actually, the swiss adventurer thought he had a good chance of making the first intercontinental flight on his jet wing. he'd flown it across the english channel, but his attempt to fly from north africa southern spain came to a sudden and damp end. strong winds knocked him into
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the sea about half way across. it was a 15-minute flight. he wasn't hurt. the stunt was sponsored by a cell phone company. he'll probably try again. you're looking at pictures of airport travelers on the second busiest travel day of the year. as expected the crowds are huge, the lines are long, the frustration great as people head out for thanksgiving. and the weather in some areas could be making those waits even longer. bonnie schneider joins us with the latest. where is it the worst? florida? >> right now florida's getting the worst weather, chuck. we have very heavy rain sweeping across the entire state from west to east. west palm beach, tampa, cape coral, getting hit hard. boca raton, they had about 2 inches of rainfall already this morning. check out pictures of flooding in the area and you'll see that it was really tough to get around in boca earlier this morning. right now the rain continues on and off throughout this region. you can see it here, palm bay and palm beach, and boca, we're seeing intermittent wet weather. so if you're wondering where are
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you going to have good weather? it's not going to be in new york. we have overcast conditions with low clouds, also some wet conditions that are affecting air travel. let's get right to the airport delays. break it down for you those of you watching us from the airport. you'll find that we have delays now in philadelphia. well over two hours and it's still so early in the day. delays at all the major airports. let's talk about a place for smooth sailing. comments on facebook that dallas-ft. worth has low traffic. speed walking from terminal to terminal, he said i finally made my phoenix connection. there's nothing like making that connection. it feels really, really good. those of you with connecting flights in other parts of the country, to let you know, so far, so good for seattle. we're looking at dry conditions there. let's go ahead and show you a picture of the airport in that region. and i think you'll find that it'll be busy there today, but we'll have overcast skies, as well. we are also checking out the weather in chicago. that's a picture of seattle,
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courtesy of our affiliate kiro. just some overcast. back to chicago, rain in the forecast, no delays yet, but if you can get an earlier flight, you're better off because we are expecting more overcast conditions to build into the forecast. but it's not just the cloud coverage that's going to be a big weather maker for you in the midwest. look at this powerful cold front. it is going to pull down some very cold canadian air. some of the coldest air of the season so far. we're not in winter yet, but this is the way it feels outside right now. this is the windchill factor for the region. currently feels like 39 degrees in green bay, wisconsin. feels like it's 32 in des moines, iowa, and it's a frigid feeling in wyoming with 26 degrees. i'll tell you, i guess december's around the corner, but we are looking at cold temperatures there, despite the rain though, in south florida, we are seeing temperatures with highs around 80 degrees today. >> two-hour flight delays in philly. >> that's tough. >> i'd be piling down those cheese steaks waiting. thanksgiving's always a
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hectic time at airports. it could be more confusing this year. the tales of the tsa's flight program. and what are our viewers are thinking about it and experiencing just ahead.
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for zillions of travelers, visiting busy o'hare international airport in chicago where jay miller is standing by and watching the progress of people snaking through lines. how does it look? >> reporter: so far so good here. there's kind of a lull right now. but this morning, there were some really, really long lines. people actually started lining up at about 4:00 this morning all hoping to beat the holiday rush. but so far so good here aside from a few delays, it is smooth sailing here. >> reporter: the thanksgiving travel season is officially underway with millions expected to pass through o'hare and midway today through monday. >> we're going to see a whole lot of people traveling this holiday weekend, 38 million
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people nationwide. in illinois about over 2 million people. a lot of people on the roads, a lot of people in the airports, as well. >> reporter: with today being the second busiest travel day of the season, many were sure to pack some patience knowing lines will be long. >> it's stressful. you kind of have to put yourself in the right mood to travel. >> you have to be ready, know that you're going to be waiting in line, it's the day before thanksgiving. everyone's traveling, so have the right frame of mind. >> reporter: david ross says getting four kids up and off to the airport at 6:00 a.m. is no small feat, especially when you have thousands of other travelers to contend with. >> you have to be calm and collective when you come to this airport, especially on a day like today. >> reporter: this afternoon and evening is expected to be the busiest time today at both airports. airport officials are reminding you to consider rush hour and to arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight. >> we still are asking people just come out a little bit early, give yourself plenty of time when going through the security check point so you don't have to feel rushed or at
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worse case, late for your flight. >> and again, no major problems to report here at o'hare so far. smooth sailing i have to say as i take a look at the flight board. a few delays because of bad weather out east, but that's pretty much the extent of it. also want to mention a lot of airports are offering seasonal flu shots and h1n1 vaccinations. so if you want to get that before you board your flight, make sure you check with your airport. >> a great tip. >> reporter: we're live at o'hare. i'm jae miller. >> great report. appreciate it. this thanksgiving, the first big travel holiday for the tsa secure flight program. i'm talking through the animation. i'm going to get scolded for this, by the way. all right. here's how it works. when you call an airline, you make your reservation, they ask for your exact name. the one that appears on your i.d. you're going to show the agents. no nicknames, no joe for joseph.
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right now the program's in the initial phase and the tsa is letting people with small differences between their i.d. and their reservation go ahead and fly. but starting early next year, even small discrepancies could get you booted off of a flight. so viewers are sounding off about these changes and all of the other hassles we go through. the liquids, shoes, taking off your coat. richelle carey is here to talk about. >> people are say they're on track that if this makes things faster, i get it. other people say this is ridiculous, this is not going to make a difference at all. let's share some comments we've gotten so far from our facebook page. simon wrote this. he says this is getting out of hand. the screeners are a bit much as it is. clearly some common sense needs to be used. some of the screeners i dealt with do not have any as it stands. giving them more power will make traveling airlines worse than
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they already are. i' ivy, you think they're on track with this? >> caller: hi, richelle. let me tell you what i think. you can't have enough security these days. the more security we have, the better. you know what? i have no problem taking off my shoes. i feel it's for our safety. >> okay. >> caller: i have to feel good about that. after all that's happened on our airlines, we have to do what we have to do. and travelers should feel good about this. >> thank you so much for your phone call and your cheeriness and you have a great thanksgiving. thank you. she says i think because of misspellings and mistakes made by airline ticket employees this is going to be a nightmare. it has better ways of screening people, some of them are a real hassle. we'll come back to those misspellings in a second. michael wrote this, i think it's a tad bit ocd, but necessary, your boarding pass should be the same. if it's not, that could be fishy. you never know.
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lashon says i never book the flight, i hope all parties involved continue to spell my name correctly. all right. so keep sounding off on this. tell us, do you think programs like this make you feel more secure? are they just an annoyance that don't make any sense at all? ivy says bring all the security on you can. e-mail us if you want at cnn.com/hln. fire off a text at hln tv or jump into a discussion at my facebook page, richelle carey hln. and chuck, we were talking about some people whose i.d. is misspelled because of a type-o from the dmv, that means when you book your ticket, you have to intentionally misspell your name. >> weird. thanks. if you own a toyota, you may need to take it to the dealership asap. toyotas are replacing gas pedals in about 4 million vehicles.
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the pedals can get stuck in the floor mats of certain models. toyota temporarily will have the dealers shorten the length of the gas pedals. many of the top models are being recalled. the government has linked five deaths to accidents caused by the unintended acceleration involving floor mats. and toyota's also recalling 1110,000 tundra pickups due to excessive rust on the frame of the pickups. tundras made between 2000 and 2003. this may not be the best day of the year if you're a turkey. but one particular bird is having a very good day and was very well behaved. find out why it'll be making an appearance at disneyland as opposed to a dinner table.
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small private plane near durham, north carolina. no word of what caused it to go down southwest of durham. officials say there were two people on board and they both escaped unhurt. the plane did not hit any homes or any other fixed structures. there are crews on the ground, they're obviously putting out a fire that broke out on board that little cessna 170-b that caught fire. two on board, but they're okay. fire crews have tried to keep a wildfire away from expensive homes in southern california. broke out in the anaheim hills last night. crews are making head way despite wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour. it's about 10% contained. using a nearby highway as a containment line. all lanes have been shut down, officials are warning people nearby get ready to evacuate. space shuttle atlantis is on route back to earth. it undocked from the international space station earlier today. atlantis is set to land friday morning weather permitting. the atlantis crew resupplied the iss and performed maintenance work to keep the station running
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for about five to ten more years. more new homes sold last month than expected. the commerce department says 430,000 new homes were bought in october, 20,000 more than predicted, 25,000 more than the month before. buyers acted last month before lawmakers decided to extend the tax credit for first-time buyers and to expand it to existing homeowners. some wireless companies are getting a lot of attention for their deals on many laptop computers known as netbooks, but clark howard warns if you buy one, you might be paying way more than you think. here's clark. >> when is a deal not a deal? well, here's one. throughout the rest of the christmas selling season, you're going to see really big pitches from the big cell phone companies trying to get you to buy a little miniature computer known as a netbook at an extra low price in return for a giant handcuff. you know what that is? a two-year contract for you to
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buy overpriced data services for the cell phone. why do i call them overpriced? because it's $60 a month for you to access the cell phone network to do web surfing on your little computer. now, why is that such a bad idea? think about it, your sav you're maybe $100 on that computer in return to having a commitment for data services of $1,200 or more over two years. you want to be a free agent. you want one of those little computers, just buy it. i'm clark howard, for more ways for you to stay out of trouble, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> yeah, those little netbooks are under $500, some of them well under. great advice. clark joins you weekends saturdays and sundays right here on hln. he'll help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. senator ted kennedy's widow is talking about her late husband. find out if she plans to carry on the kennedy dynasty and run
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welcome back. we're going to hear what president obama plans to do in afghanistan tuesday night. after a series of meetings, he will lay out his strategy in a prime time speech to be delivered at the military academy right on the hudson river banks. he'll announce how many troops he'll send to try to achieve it. hours earlier he'll meet with congressional leaders to explain his plan to them. next week he attends a climate summit meeting in denmark. he is prepared to offer a set of goals to cut emissions to 17% below 2005 levels by the year 2020. the u.s. hasn't yet committed itself to any legally binding goals. the president will go to copenhagen one day before he heads to accept the nobel peace
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prize. a family grateful to everyone who helped them get their 1-month-old boy back. he's just fine. a tip sent to police to a home in summerville where miguel perez was found unharmed. taken outside a post office in north charleston on monday. police believe the 19-year-old charged with kidnapping, walker, followed the infant and his mother for more than two hours that morning and grabbed him when his mom darted into a post office to buy stamps. an fbi agent who worked the case gave special presence today as we're about to see. >> i'd like lidia and manuel to come out -- miguel to come out here for a moment, i have a few gifts. hopefully this will allow baby perez to sleep well at night. we have a rabbit, fbi rabbit. we have an fbi shirt.
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and we also have an fbi blanket that says fbi kid, hopefully keep him safe at night. >> thank you, everybody. >> thank you, everybody. investigators aren't sure if walker knew the family or why she decided to take the baby. the parents of michael brewer say their boy is in intense pain but is focussed on recovery. the 15-year-old was reportedly doused in alcohol and purposely set on fire last month. michael suffered burns over 65% of his body. his mother explains his daily struggle to survive. >> watching him swell with t, w the swelling come down. the first time he spoke to us was joyous, but watching him struggle every single day, i'm proud. i'm proud of him, very, very proud of him.
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because i don't think i could do what he's doing. it's incredibly painful. it hurts just to take a drink of water, to go to the bathroom. it takes him five to ten minutes just to get from the bed to the bathroom because it hurts just to move. it hurts my heart to see him in pain. >> his doctors say michael's ready to begin physical therapy. his first skin graft is set for next week. three teens accused of setting brewer on fire have pleaded not guilty in broward county circuit court. and if convicted could face up to 30 years behind bars. you're looking at pictures of airport travelers on the second busiest travel day of the year. i guess next sunday being the busiest. as expected the crowds are huge, the lines are long, people are heading out for thanksgiving. so far, not too bad. the weather in some areas could be making those waits a little longer. meteorologist bonnie schneider is with us. >> other places are going to
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turn not so great for tomorrow, cold and wintery, actually. but first i want to head you down to florida because we are getting heavy rain, 2 inches already in the boca raton area. and heavy rain sweeping northward across miami. and this is video coming into us now, several inches on the ground, federal highway, particularly, looking very, very wet out there. where do we have airport delays? we can break them down for you on hln. philadelphia having a tough time of it over 2 hours and 20 minutes. also delays in the new york city metropolitan area, newark, new jersey, white plains in west chester county. but let's go to the sky. i can show you where the planes are on flight explorer, over 6,243 planes out there right now. and this is what it looks like across the country. notice most of the activity right now it's pretty heavy in the eastern half of the u.s., but pretty much coast to coast. the planes are in the air and everybody's on their way to the travel destinations. for those of you maybe not flying, perhaps you're driving,
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you're going to have some smooth sailing with the exception of florida. courtney commented on facebook she'll be driving an hour from springfield, illinois, to peoria. not worried about the drive today, but it's supposed to snow tomorrow. let's go right to the graphics now. i want to show you that, yes, it may snow tomorrow in illinois because we are looking at right now just some light showers working its way across the state. but there is much colder air behind it. a big blast of cold air that's going to make a big difference in your outdoor activities, maybe some touch football on thursday for thanksgiving. windy and cold weather starting today across areas in the upper plains and the upper midwest. and tomorrow, that cold air really does take a plunge for the south. outside right now, this is what it feels like due to the blustery winds. below freezing in minneapolis with the windchill factor at 30 degrees. not much warmer in milwaukee, feeling like it's 43. the actual high temperatures will be in the upper 30s to upper 40s. still mild down in florida even though it's raining, 80 in miami, 52 up in boston, 78 in
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los angeles. for those of you that are traveling, maybe you're heading out tomorrow. you're probably wondering what's in store. well, we are going to see some big changes. places that are calm today will be seeing the chance for snow tomorrow. this low pressure system is very strong. it's all the way up into northern michigan. and as it tightens tomorrow, we'll see some very cold air dropping down to the south creating that chance for snow showers across parts of illinois and into wisconsin, minnesota. it's really going to feel like winter out there just in time for turkey day. we have a turkey on the map. >> i see it. and it's a big fat one too. thank you. this thanksgiving is the first big travel holiday for the new secure flight program that the tsa has been phasing in. here's how it works. when you call the airline and make a reservation, they get your exact name as it appears on the i.d. you're going to use when you check in. you may have three or four i.d.s, passports, driver's
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licenses, whatever, whatever you take it has to match your boarding pass. no nicknames like joe for joseph. again the program's in the initial phase. the tsa is letting people with tiny differences between their i.d. and their reservation go ahead and fly. but starting next year, even small discrepancies could get you booted off a flight. what do you think? do programs like this really make you feel secure? is it just an annoyance? is it reality? what do you think is the effect of this? the annoyance factor, is it really worth it? our phone lines are open. 1-877-tell hln. you can text hln tv, standard text rates apply. and if you're in facebook right now, chuck roberts hln and you can become part of the discussion. fire crews are trying to keep a wildfire away from some expensive homes in southern california. this broke out in anaheim hills last night. it's only 10% contained. crews are making headway in spite of wind gusts at 35 miles an hour. i want to correct that, it's 15%
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contained, they're using a nearby highway, all lanes have been shut down. officials are warning people to get ready to evacuate. the space shuttle atlantis is on the way back to earth. undocked from the international space station earlier today. atlantis is set to land friday morning in florida. over the past week, the crew resupplied the iss and performed maintenance work that should keep the station running for another five to ten years. sometimes your imagination can soar farther than reality will carry you. see why a guy who looks a bit like buzz lightyear ended up acting more like donald duck.
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tomorrow night, a big night in this building. our sister network cnn is honoring the top ten heroes of 2009. this recognition can tremendously impact the work they do, changing their lives forever and others, many others. one example, marie desilva. this woman lost 14 family members to aids. for years she used her salary as a nanny to fund a school. but not any more. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm honored to present this cnn hero to marie desilva.
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>> since becoming a cnn hero last year, life for marie and her foundation has changed completely. thanks to nearly $100,000 in donations from cnn viewers, she was able to leave her job as a nanny and devote herself full-time to her foundation which educates aids orphans in malawi. >> how has life at the school changed? >> the school has been built. we built it within six months after cnn nominated me as a hero. >> today the school has 320 students. desilva has been able to hire certified teachers, purchase desks, black boards, and toilets for her school. >> i understand you had the first class actually graduate from your school. >> exactly. >> that must have been incredible. >> for six years we didn't have the material and the means. 16 children took the exams and seven passed. >> all seven graduates are
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continuing on to college with their tuitions donated by cnn viewers. >> until cnn happened, i was scrounging for anything i could do to keep the school alive. >> reporter: now it's not only alive, but thriving, with more than half a million aids orphans in malawi, she welcomes the opportunity to keep making a difference. >> thank you. >> you can see whose lives will be changed this year. don't miss it tomorrow night, the cnn heroes' all star tribute hosted by anderson cooper. catch it 9:00 eastern on cnn. singer adam lambert was dropped from "good morning america" over that controversial ama performance so he showed up instead on the "cbs early show" to explain himself. offering no apologies. during his sunday night's award show, he kissed a male member of the band and simulated oral sex with a dancer. on "the early show" he admitted
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he got carried away, but says he's not sorry. >> i think it's up to the parents to discern what their child's watching on television. >> but they had no idea they were about to see something like that on the screen. >> and you know, just to play devil's advocate with you. lady gaga smashing whiskey bottles, eminem talked about how slim shady has 17 rapes under his belt. and i know i wasn't the only one this year. >> the only thing he would change, he said, he'd sing the song better. judge judy may not be as tough as she appears on her show. >> you are tough. you are a tough lady in that courtroom, baby. >> no. >> i know you, you're like a sweet pussycat really. >> i am. >> but when you get on that bench, you turn into -- >> it's a different persona. >> yeah. >> fortunately for my husband it's a different persona. >> and probably your children too. >> especially the grandchildren.
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>> yeah, the grandchildren. what do they say when they see you on television scream at someone like that? >> they laugh. >> be sure to check out joy beh behar's marathon thanksgiving day, watch 1:00 to 7:00 eastern tomorrow. tonight joy talks with funny man bill murray. an autistic teenager spends 11 days living underground in the new york city subway system. find out why his mother thinks the cops didn't do enough to find him sooner.
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guy jumps out of an airplane over the atlantic with a homemade jet-powered wing strapped to his back. what could go wrong? actually the swiss adventurer thought he had a good chance of becoming the first intercontinental flight of the jet wing. he had flown across the english channel, but his attempt to fly all the way from north africa to the southern tip of spain came to a sudden and damp end as strong winds knocked him into the sea about half way through his 15-minute flight. he wasn't hurt. the stunt was sponsored by a cell phone company. an autistic boy lived in the
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new york subway system 11 days last month. mary snow sits down with his mom to find out why she thinks the nypd didn't act fast enough. >> reporter: she rummages through her son's knapsack showing us what the 13-year-old lived on for 11 days riding new york city subways. along with potato chip wrappers and a coke can is a sweatshirt he wore seen on the missing person posters. francisco hernandez jr. offered few words. he has a form of autism. because of that, his mother says exactly what happened to him remains a history. >> -- he's never explained to me what happened. >> he still hasn't been able to tell you what happened? >> no. hasn't expressed nothing. >> he didn't ask for help or communicate with anyone, which experts say is not uncommon for people with asperger's syndrome.
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while she and her husband searched frantically and made up posters, the teen disappeared among the millions of people who ride the subways every day. >> how did you live? what did you eat? >> a sandwich and mostly whatever i could buy. >> reporter: he had $11 with him, plus on the train, and used bathrooms in the station. >> reporter: this is the last stop for several train lines, and 11 days after francisco disappeared, a police officer found him on this platform. he says he recognized him after seeing a poster. his mother said he looked skinny and he was dirty. while she was relieved he was home, she expressed frustration with the police saying they didn't do enough initially so she turned to the mexican consulate for help. >> compared to somebody else because the police don't do nothing. so i found somebody else to help me.
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and the mexican consulate called to the police. >> reporter: the city's police commissioner was asked about the criticismcity's commissioner was asked how the boy could have gone undetected so long. >> this search wasn't focused on the subway system. in my judgment based on the information i have we did everything appropriate. >> reporter: francisco's mom says her son may take off again. she doesn't know where to tourn the help. he ran away from home in january. he ran away to the subway system. she says for some reason he seems to feel safe there. ever hear of a bank robber who cries during a hold up. it happened at this bank. the robber had a personal conversation with a teller. >> and he says, i used to work for this bank and you guys still
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owe me money. he demanded a specific amount and the teller gave him cash and they had a conversation. he said he had some medical problems, he was crying, kind of unusual circumstances for a bank robbery. >> nobody at the bank recognized him as a former employee. if you own a toyota, take heed. toyota is replacing gas pedals in 4 million vehicles. here is one of the problems. the end result. the pedals get stuck in the floor mats. this recall includes many of the top models, camry, prius and lexus. toyota is recalling tundra pickup trucks due to excessive rust on the truck frame. the models 2000 and 2003. it may be a pile of
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toothpicks but this stage coach is worth more than $100,000. find out where it is going and meet the man who built it.
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♪ welcome to comcast local edition. i am donna richardson and my guest this hour is colonel george f. johnson iv superintendent of the maryland natural resources police. colonel, thank you for joining me. >> great to be here with you. >> in addition to being with the maryland natural resources you are president of the maryland police chief association, and who in addition to chief are your members? and who is working with you? >> it is comprised mostly of chief of police from all over the state and state government and law enforcement chiefs and county and municipalities that exist in all of the state of maryland. >> i know as a group i know
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there are several initiatives taking place. there is a new one. checkpoint strike force. >> yes, it is a research based-multi-state situation where we pick and we go out there and we look for drivers that are impaired and work to get them off of the road and we do that through our sobriarity checkpoints and our saturation patrols. >> and so, which jerse - jurisdiction, one specific area or all of the jurisdictions now involved? >> all throughout maryland, the chiefs of police have signed on. every jurisdiction signed on in some way shape or form to participate in the checkpoint strike force. >> and so do you find that the checkpoints are helpful in hopefully lowering traffic fatalities? >> absolutely.
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fatalities have been reduced 20 percent in the areas where we are doing the checkpoints . it proves to be extremely beneficial to us in many different ways. >> and do you find that the residents are supporting the checkpoints and do you have partner necessary this effort? >> yes, we do. as you know, it is a powerful organization of mothers against drunk drivers. we work with them chosely in this endeavor and other organizations. their surveys indicate 85 to 90 percent of the people they talked to support the checkpoints. >> do you do these at specific times of year or are the checkpoints ongoing initiative. >> they are ongoing initiatives. they will be taking place every week and everywhere and where you think that it is the best possible opportunity to deploy the work force and effective use
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knowledge of our people in this endeavor. >> as you are having the checkpoints and i know initially you are looking for impaired drivers, but are you finding other things when you are pulling over the impaired drivers? >> oh, yes. people are very surprised what we run into on the checkpoints. the main focus is to get the impaired drivers that use alcohol off of the streets and identify them. but we are running into people who have warrants on them. their licenses are suspended, some people have drugs in the vehicle this we were able to detect and find. there is a whole gamut of things and seat belt usage. it helps us with the seat belt initiatives and child safety seat. we are able to make different observations and of course, we put a lot of emphasis on the
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seat belt usage and child safety seat as well >> i know some jurisdiction or most of the them, there is zero tolerance if you don't have your seat belt on, it is amazing that people are still driving without them. >> it is with the seat belt usage, if you are involved in an accident with the impaired drivers that use alcohol that gives you that much more of a chance to survive. >> how can citizens assist with the checkpoint strike force? >> we need them to be our eyes and ears out there. as with many thing necessary law enforcement and we ask citizens to do. if they see a person driving erratically or aggressively and feel they are under the influence of alcohol. pick up the cell phone and dial the number 911 or what ever it is that they feel comfortable in using. >> thank you, colonel for joining me. >> donna thank you for helping
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us. >> thank you for watching comcast local edition. i am donna richason.
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i'm jane velez-mitchell and here's my issue. wake up, america. we need to do something about this crime wave being committed by teens. in florida a boy set on fire by
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a group of young peers being charged as adult. in new york the baby face shooter, pumping six shot into a krout, injuring two. in california a group of young boys accused of raping a girl outside a homecoming party. all these crimes involve teenagers. we could lock them all up and wait for them to commit another crime, but wouldn't it be better to look at the root of the crisis and do something? i'm jane velez-mitchell and that's my issue. find out what else jane has on her mind. watch "issues with jane velez-mitchell" right here on hln. next tuesday wi hear from president obama about what he plans to do in afghanistan. the president will lay out his strategy and announce how many froops he will send the there to
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achieve it. next month the president will a attend a climate change summit. the u.s. hasn't committed itself to any legally binding goals. the president will go to copenhagen the day before he goes to oslo to accept the nobel peace prize. health experts are worried that the hajj could spread the swine flu around the world. saudi officials say it could spread the virus back home. the cdc is helping organizers deal with this disease. fire crews are trying to keep a wildfire away from expensive homes in southern california. it broke out in anaheim hills. crews are making wind gusts. it is 15% contained.
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they are using a nearby highway as a containment. officials are warning people to get out at a moment's notice. pictures of airport travelers this is the second busiest travel day of the year. lots of people trying to head out for the thanksgiving holiday. the weather could pose a problem. meteorologist bonnie schneider hanging out with us to keep you on top of things. the focus is not where we usually have to worry. >> florida, wow, getting hit hard with very heavy rain. two inches in a few hours. in boca raton. the rain is intermittent. this is wpbf showing the wet roadways of boca. west palm beach, orlando, tampa,
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getting hit hard there have been delays in new york city. down towards philadelphia we are seeing heavy rain at this hour. that is bringing about lengthy airport delays. two hours and 20 minutes. 45-minute delays. delays at the major airports in new york city. they are light. i want to show you all the planes in the air right now. there are many of them. wow. i know it looks like they are all touching but they are at different altitudes, 6,243 of them. everybody is heading somewhere.
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ketti is going to stay put. looking at the planes in the sky maybe you are in a good place to do that. for those of you headed to chicago, no delays reported yet. blustery weather, snow in the windy city and it is cold. the space shuttle "atlantis" is on its way back to earth undocked from the international space station earlier today. it is scheduled to land friday morning in florida. over the past week the "atlantis" crew resupplied the iss and performed maintenance work that should keep the station running for five to ten years. a search and rescue
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operation is going on to free a man stuck underground at a popular utah cave. the man has been trapped for 11 hours now in the nutty putty cave. they are using airpower tools to try to pull this man out the cave is 1,500 feet long and has several narrow passageways. you may be getting ready to hit the road for thanksgiving. will you go bust at the gas pump? we give you details on how gas prices are affecting your need for more fuel efficient cars.
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if you are hitting the road this thanksgiving here is the good news, gas prices are below three bucks a gallon. that doesn't mean last summer's
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pain at the pump is forgotten. sheila, there is still a lot of concern about future gas prices, trying to keep this thing under control. >> there is a lot of future concern about gas prices but aaa said the national average price for a gallon of regular is $2.64. that is better than last summer. americans are looking for more fuel efficient vehicles. 78% of americans support higher fuel economy standards. the group says the car companies are not delivering enough fuel efficient cars. 1,040 epa rated models and 44 get 30 miles per gallon or better. >> the obama administration has been talking up fuel efficiency. so we hope that means we see more fuel efficient cars soon.
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>> that's absolutely right, richelle. proposed rules would require cars and trucks to average 30 miles a gallon by 2016. the csa wants more. it is calling for fuel economy for 45 miles a gallon by 2020. that might be doable but the industry says it is too early to talk about it. the alliance of automobile manufactures says it is focused on 2012 through 2016 and those rules won't be finalized until the spring. there is a question of whether americans are willing to pay more for fuel efficient cars. the new rules add $1,3,000 a car. advocates say consumers will save enough on gas to make up for that cost. for more on energy issues check out cnnmoney.com. richelle, back to you. >> sheila, thank you so much. have a great thanksgiving. teach a man to fish, he eats for a life time.
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a milwaukee man is setting a grain twist on the old saying. in today's leaders with heart. >> reporter: will allen is leading a good food revolution. growing power a nonprofit that teaches urban communities how to grow their own food. his goal, for people have access to healthy food no matter where they live especially what he calls a food desert. >> where you have to travel three, four miles to a grocery store. there is no access to fresh food. >> reporter: allen planted the seeds 16 years ago by helping local kids plant a garden. now he transformed rundown city land in a vegetable garden and
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sharing his farming secrets with people across the country. >> this is the future. more of the world's population is moving in the cities. the most powerful thing we do is get people into action. >> his controversial performance at the amas got negative attention. adam lambert is talking about it. he might be surprised by his message for parents of young fans.
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president obama is keeping courage alive. courage the turkey from north carolina. he's also this year's recipient of a thanksgiving presidential pardon. >> you know, there are certain days that remind me of why i ran
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for this office. and then there are moments like this where i pardon a turkey and send it to disney land. but every single day i am thankful for the extraordinary responsibility that the american people have placed in me. i am humbled by the privilege that it is to serve them and the tremendous honor it is to serve as commander in chief of the finest military in the world. i want to wish a happy thanksgiving to every service member at home or in harm's way. we are proud of you and thinking of you and praying for you. >> the president said courage is going to disneyland to serve as grand marshal in the thanksgiving day parade. they donated two other turkeys who were not pardoned to a washington food bank. no turkeys were in danger in the first state dinner.
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the guest of honor msingh is a vegetarian. 335 guests gathered in a tent like pavilion. many had ties to india like dr. sanjay gupta. oscar winners jennifer hudson and ar rahman headlined the entertainment. adam lambert was canceled on "good morning america." he appeared on another show. brooke anderson is in hollywood. he was very blunt over all the criticism that he has been getting and then he was kind of talking to parents, too. >> yeah. and he addressed it directly, richelle. he said honestly it did not cross his mind that kids were going to be watching.
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i'm sorry. really? kids are going to be watching the american music awards. give me a break. he said his explanation was he was performing for the live audience in front of him. he came from a theater background. he wanted to let loose. it is not his responsibility to shield kids from this sort of thing but the parents. listen to what he told cbs "the early show." >> i think it is up to the parents to discern what their child is watching on television. >> they had no idea they were about to see anything on the cmas. >> to play devil's advocate. lady gaga smashing whiskey bottles, janet jackson grabbing a male dancer's crotch. there was a lot of adult material. i wasn't the only one. >> ultimately it is the parents' responsibility.
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what if the parent was not able to get to the off button or get to the child to shield the eyes. the damage is already done. lambert said he wasn't prepared for this. >> sure. >> i'm not sure i'm buying this. he maintains he did not plan such a racy performance. the adrenaline got a hold of him and he got carried away. he said the only thing he would change is he would sing it a little bit better. >> often these celebrities do things for attention and act shocked by the attention. that is just my take. >> i agree. >> let me stop. okay. he is blaming also all of his criticism on his sexuality. that is what he is saying. >> he's saying it is because he's gay and because he's a man. listen to what he told the "early show."
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janet jackson, crotch grab. i haven't heard one peep about that. >> do you think it is because you are male or because you are gay? >> both. a double whammy. it is because i'm a gay male. >> i don't think people were specifically upset about the fact you were gay or kissing a guy. >> i think some people were upset that i kissed a guy. >> i don't think it has anything to do with his sexuality. the performance was gross and about decency not sexuality not whether you are straight, gay or bisexual. i think he is way off base. why people are ticked off. we will have more on "showbiz tonight" including what adam lambert told us. is he suggesting parents are the ones to blame? the adam lambert outrage tonight on tv's most provocative entertainment show. hang out with us. >> sounds fun.
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flying home for the holidays is always hectic. this year it could be worse. the secure flight program might trip you up before your thanksgiving flight.
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we are going to tell you what is going on here. this is i-35 in oklahoma. traffic is closed down pretty much in both directions because of this. this is a mess this is the main north/south highway through oklahoma. no reports of injuries. we are going to keep you posted on the situation in oklahoma. shut down in both directions. a happy story out of south carolina where a family is grateful to everyone who helped them get their 1-month-old boy back. a tip sent police to a home in summerville where angel miguel perez was found unharmed. angel was taken from a car
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parked outside a post office in north charleston. the 19-year-old charged with kidnapping followed the infant and his mother for more than two hours and took him when his mother left him in the car when she ran in to buy some stamps. the fbi agent who worked the case gave angel some special presents. >> i would like lydia and angel to come up here. this will allow baby perez to sleep well at night. we have a rabbit. an fbi rabbit. we have an fbi shirt. kids patrol. we have an fbi blanket.
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fbi kid to help keep her safe at night. >> thank you, everybody. >> don't you knee a story like that. i know the family was terrified. investigators are not sure if walker knew the family or why she decided to take angel. great pictures. the parents of michael burr say their son is on intense pain but focused on his recovery. doused in alcohol, purposely set on fire. michael suffered burns over a% of his body. his mother describes his daily survival. >> watching the swelling. the first time he spoke to us was joyous, but watching him struggle every day. i'm proud of him. i'm very, very proud of him. i don't think i could do what he is doing. it is incredibly painful.
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it hurts just to take a drink of water. to go to the bathroom he -- it takes him five to ten minutes to get from the bed to the bathroom because it hurts just to move. it hurts my heart to see him in pain. >> michael's doctor says he is ready to begin his physical therapy and his his first skin graft scheduled for next week. three teenagers accused of setting him on fire pled guilty in broward county circuit court last week. they could face 30 years in prison. president obama's first state dinner provided a challenge. the guest of honor monmohan singh is a vegetarian. there wasn't meat. the honey came from the white house beehive. who knew there was one. 338 guests gathers in a tent
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like pavilion. many have ties to india like cnn medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. oscar winners jennifer hudson and ar rahman headed the entertainment. mrs. obama's gown was made by an indian designer. 40 people worked on it for three weeks. kahn has designed for beyonce and katherine heigl just to name a few. lots of pictures of airport travelers. huge crowds, long lines. folks trying to get to and fro because thanksgiving is tomorrow. is the weather going to affect any of these people. bonnie schneider is kind enough
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to hang out with us today that picture that makes your jaw drop. >> it has gotten busier. up the number to another 500. we have 6,585 planes all flying across the u.s. heading somewhere. if you are not planning to get on a plane or know someone that is, chances are when you look at a map like this it is unbelievable. that is all the planes out there right now. airport wise in terms of delays, i can show you we have delays out there across a good portion of the country. you are looking at the satellite picture of the northeast there is some precipitation, moving towards new england. notice the cloud cover especially down towards philadelphia and what that means is poor visibility. that is all it takes to slow things down. that plus volume. two hours and 20 minutes delay in philadelphia. washington, d.c. this has been
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added, an hour and 15 minutes, boston 45 minutes. lighter delays in new york city except in white plains. one place you don't see delays is denver. we have pictures to show you there. so far smooth sailing. it looks good. we are seeing nice conditions in denver. elsewhere across the country, be prepared. we are looking at much colder air in the upper midwest. chicago you have a chance for snow on thanksgiving day. richelle. >> thanks, bonnie. stay close. continuing with the day's news right now. got an i-report for you. i'll go with that. turkey giveaway event in south central los angeles was a sight to see. julie ellerton says it was incredible to see how volunteers came together to help feed the people in need. hundreds of people lined up to get their box of thanksgiving goodies.
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ellerton says the event was a celebration of giving, complete with people dancing and singing. this event started 25 years ago. there was a founder of a limousine service who caters to the stars. his name is e.j. jackson. he wanted to give back to the community. he has given away 100,000 turkeys. thanks to julie ellerton for capturing the spirit of giving in los angeles. sometimes your imagination can soar farther than reality can take you. see why a guy who looks a bit like buzz lightyear acts more like donald duck. that is on hln news and views.
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a guy jumps out of an airplane over the atlantic ocean with homemade jet powered wings strapped to his back. it is perfect. not. this adventurer thought he had the chance to make the first international flight. strong winds knocked him into the sea halfway through his 15 minute flight. he wasn't hurt. the stunt was sponsored by a cell phone company. heather ellis said she was not going to let a jury decide her face. she was facing the possibility of 15 years in prison after a scuffle that began in a walmart checkout line. she cut in line and allegedly police were called. police roughed her up and told her to go back to the ghetto. police say ellis was spewing
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profanity, kicked an officer in the chin, hit another in the face. on "issues with jane velez-mitchell" ellis told jane why. >> it was a split second decision made with a lot of tears a lot of things were weighing in the balance. along with me and the prayers of my family we came to a conclusion that this was the best for me not to have anything on my record in the end and not let a very biassed jury decide the fate of my life. >> the prosecutor in the case is responding to hln saying her claims the jury was cutting up with the judge is false. surveillance video appears to show ellis shoving merchandise around. judge judy may not be quite as tough as she seems on her show. joy behar got to see her softer side last night. >> you are tough. you are a tough lady in that courtroom, baby. >> no.
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no. no. >> you are a sweet pussy cat. >> i am. >> you are. >> but when you get on that bench -- >> it is a different persona, fortunately for my husband it is a different persona. >> and probably for my children. >> especially the grandchildren. >> what do they say when they see you on television. >> they laugh. there's grandma. she is spouting off again. >> there's grandma. she is whacky. be sure to check out our joy behar thanksgiving marathon. watch from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern time. tonight joy talking with funny man bill murray. the star of the thanksgiving meal is the turkey. does eating turkey make you sleepy? we are going "beyond the surface" to find out. >> one of the most widely accepted myths is the idea that turkey makes you sleepy. it is accepted wisdom you eat a big meal on thanksgiving and it
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makes you sleepy. the turkey has no more tryptophan than chicken or beef and less than pork or cheese. you never heard anyone say the ham and cheese made me sleepy. there is some truth to tryptophan can be used as a sleep aid. tryptophan is absorbed badly with food. if you get tired it is because of the alcohol, the big meal you just ate but absolutely not because of the turkey.
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>>. >> this thanksgiving is the first big travel holiday for the tsa secure flight program. when you call to make a reservation or make it online you have to put your name in exactly on the i.d. you plan to
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use when you check in at the airport, middle initial, no nicknames. the program is in its initial phase and letting people with small differences between their i.d. and reservation go ahead and fly. but beginning early next year small discrepancies can get you booted right off the flight. the security measure is the topic of your views today. david is calling from vegas. you think these security measures are on the right track and we should do what they are asking for us. >> caller: yes. i feel safe with the security measures who are being taken. people in the united states have known this since 9/11. i am pleased and people should not be so ridiculous about the situation. i'm not annoyed at all. >> let me just play devil's
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advocate. we got a comment from someone who says she suspects that the terrorists probably had an i.d. that was spelled correctly and matched their boarding pass. she says that small measures like this don't make a difference. what do you think about that? >> caller: i do think it makes a difference. i think exactly what your airline ticket with your name on it should match your i.d. absolutely. >> okay. you think every little bit counts no matter what? >> caller: that's right. >> david, thank you for your phone call. sean from minneapolis isn't buying any of it. >> caller: not at all. we are talking about the perception of safety. as long as people have the perception we are safe we will continue to have to remove our shoes, have our cigarette lighters taken away.
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where is the measurable results of these efforts how much more do we have to put up before we demand measurable results from the tsa. >> sean, how do you know they haven't stopped something? >> caller: you don't hear it on your news network or anyone else's. i challenge you to tell the american people what good has come from this. >> you're not buying anything at all. don't you think that the tsa has to try something? you can't have people willy nilly walking on the plane, sean. >> caller: so long as we allow ourselves to be controlled by fear we will continue to do things that the government asks of us. it is time to tell the government what have you done? what measurable result have you produced. >> okay, sean. sounds like a fair question. thank you for your phone call. got an e-mail from andrea.
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maybe we should stop and make a choice, spend a few minutes so your info matches and get on that flight and pray some fool on your plane doesn't decide your plane needs to fly into a building. here is a comment from douglas. flying is an annoyance, so what is another hassle? if somebody wants to hijack a plane this program will not stop them. dan says let them do their job meaning the tsa. only when something happens people complain. jennifer says if you make a purchase with your credit card. why wouldn't they want the same for boarding passes? some of you think this is worth the time. some say there is nothing you can do to stop someone. what do you think? do programs like this make you feel secure or do they just annoy you for no reason? call us at 1-877-tell-hln.
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you can e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. fire off a text wireless companies are getting attention for their deals on mini laptop computers. but clark howard warns you if you buy one you might be paying way more than you think. >> when is a deal not a deal? well, here's one. throughout the rest of the christmas selling season you'll see big pitches from the big cell phone companies trying to get you to buy a little miniature computer known as a netbook in return for a giant handcuff. you know what that handcuff is? a two-year contract for you to buy overpriced data services for the cell phone. why do i call them overpriced? $60 a month for you to access
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the cell phone network to do web surfing on your little computer. why is that such a bad idea? you're saving maybe $100 on the purchase of the computer. in return for having a commitment to a cell phone company for data services of $1,200 or more for over two years. you want to be a free agent. you want one of those little computers, just buy it. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to stay out of trouble go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. get more great consumer advice every saturday and sunday at noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern time here on news and views. save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. a giraffe took a bad turn in its neck. look at this. find out what's going on here. don't go anywhere.
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several large traffic headaches to tell you about on a busy traffic day. people are just inching along the northbound lanes of the golden gate bridge. it is in fact actually closed in both directions. it looks like there's traffic moving. a multi-vehicle accident. another big mess is in oklahoma, one of the busiest travel days of the year. multiple wrecks shut down major highway in billings, oklahoma. i-35 shut down in both directions. the main north/south highway in oklahoma. no reports of injuries. no estimate on how long it will be closed. it's been a while already. next tuesday we'll hear from president obama about what he plans to do in afghanistan in a
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prime time speech at the west point military academy. he will lay out his new strategy and announce how many troops he'll send there to fry to achieve the strategy. next month the president tends a climate change summit in denmark. the white house said he's prepared to offer a set of goals to cut u.s. admissions to 17%, below 2005 levels by 2020. the u.s. hasn't committed itself to any legally binding goals. the president will head from ko copenhagen to oslo, norway. a tip sent police to somerville. he was taken from a car parked outside a post office in north charleston on monday. she left him in the car with the engine running as she dashed into the post office to buy stamps. police believe a 19-year-old charged with kidnapping had been following her for hours.
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>> at some point in time on monday, miss walker, the suspect, visually observed the victim and her child. from that point it appears walker began following the victim. and we know that when the victim arrived at the post office, the suspect saw the opportunity where the victim exited the vehicle without her child. >> reporter: an fbi agent who worked on the the case gave them special presents including an outfit and a blanket with an fbi lo go. the mother of a 13-year-old boy who went missing for 11 days says her son lived in the new york subway system the entire time. francisco jr. has a form of autism. a fran sit cop recognized him from a missing persons poster after he disappeared on october 15th. his mother contacted police when her son went missinging but
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received little help. >> how did you live? what did you eat? >> sandwich. >> the police don't do nothing. they make a phone call to the police. >> the search was not only focused on the the subway system early on in the 11-day period. in my judgment based on the information i have i think we did everything appropriate. >> police found him in a coney island subway system. he got in trouble at school and was afraid of a scolding at home. the parents of michael brewer say their boy is in intense pain. he was doused in alcohol and purposely set on fire by other teens last month. his mother explains his daily struggle to survive. >> watching him swell. watching the swelling come down. first time he spoke to us was
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joyous, but watching him struggle every single day -- i'm proud of him. i'm very, very proud of him. because i don't think i could do what he's doing. it's incredibly painful. it hurts just to take a drink of water. to go to the bathroom, it takes him five to ten minutes just to get from the bed to the bathroom because it hurts just to move. it hurts my heart to see him in pain. >> michael's doctors said he's ready to begin his physical therapy and is expecting a skin graft operation next week. three teens accused of setting brewer on fire pleaded not guilty in court last week. if convicted they could face up to 30 years behind bars. a guy jumps outs of an airplane, what could go wrong? the swiss adventurer thought he had a good chance of making the
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first intercontinental flight on his wing. his attempt to fly from north africa to southern spain came to a sudden and damp end. he wasn't hurt. the stunt was sponsored by a cell phone company. you got to think he'll try again. well, you're looking at pictures of airport travelers on the second busiest travel day of the year. the crowds are huge and the lines are long. the weather in some areas could be making the waits longer. bonnie schneider tells us where it's the worst. >> philadelphia is the worst. the low clouds are causing delays. we want to tell you about a big travel problem in san francisco. part of the golden gate bridge is closed because of a multi-vehicle crash. one lane has been reopened. they're trying to clear the
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accident. traffic is backed up. what a day to have a traffic accident like this on one of the busiest travel days of the year. philadelphia has lengthy airport delays because of the low clouds. they are thick because of the northeast and mid atlantic. notice the great lakes as well. cloudy to start you off. here's the big board. yes, the delays are getting worse and worse. we have them in philadelphia. well over two hours. now a ground stop in washington, d.c. that just popped up. also newark, new jersey. most of the metropolitan area and boston facing delays. d.c., one hour and 45 minutes. expect as the volume increases more delays in the cities and possibly more as well. how much -- how many planes do we have in the sky? i want to show you the picture. this is the most since i can remember that we have ever seen. 6,778 planes are in the sky.
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every time we have another update the number goes up. a lot of activity on the eastern half of the country. across the board it's pretty much coast to coast at this hour. we're not only looking at airport delays there, but let's look at chicago. i think we'll be seeing rain and possiblily snow for chicago for tomorrow. roman polanski has been granted bail. it's set at $4.5 million. he's being held in connection with a u.s. extradition request. once he posts bail polanski will stay under house arrest and be monitored by electronic bracelet. for now the director will stay in prison while the swiss government decides whether or not to appeal. arizona's lewis prison is on full lockdown after more than 100 inmates were involved in a
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fight. the injuries are not considered life threatening. this took place mostly in the recreation yard and in the kitchen. it isn't known what prompted if brawl, but it's under investigation. for now everything is on lockdown. thanksgiving is always a hectic time at airports. could be more confusing this year. details of the new secure flight program.
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. thanksgiving, first big travel holiday for the tsa's new secure flight program. when you call the airline and make a reservation. they ask for your exact name as it appears on the i.d. you will present at the airport. right down to the middle initial. no nicknames like joe for joseph. if your middle name appears in full on the i.d., it has to on the boarding pass.
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tsa is letting people with small differences go by. but beginning early next year even small discrepancies could get you booted off the flight. our viewers are sounding off about airport security in general. richelle carey joins us. >> they're saying anywhere from annoying, please stop. it's a waste of time to do whatever you have to do. i complete lif understand what why you're doing it. these are some facebook comments for you. hi says talk about overkill. it's amazing how far people go when they react based on perceived fears. scott sent us an e-mail from florida.
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jody wrote this. my driver's license requires my full name. that's what i use as my main i.d. anyway. using your full name will keep the data base working and keep it from being mistaken. they like to use jody in a public service announcement to get the point across. that's what they're trying to say. even though everyone is not buying it. jack is calling us from new jersey. >> caller: well, my wife and i fly frequently. we're in the 70s. we're white hair. we're under 6 foot. that's a total waste.
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we also have a boarder that has 500,000 people crossing it every year. we don't know who they are, what they're dringing with them or what they're going to do with us. they come flooding into the country for years. we're taking our shoes off in the airport. >> you think they're missing the mark. >> caller: the airlines should have locked the cockpit doors 35 years ago. as a result they haven't had a hijacking in 40 years. you say they're doing little nitpicky things. michelle is calling from alaska. you say you're okay with being annoyed because you think it's helping. >> caller: actually, i do like security. it's all a part of flying to me. i like knowing that other people including myself have gone through security. i feel safer in the airport and
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the plane. it's a hassle taking your shoes off and everything. you have to leave earlier to get through it to catch the plane. it's okay with me. i feel better on it. i don't mind it. i just don't like it when they take my perfume. it's too big. i think we don't have time for face book comments. let me talk to chuck now. >> tell us how to comment further. let's do that. >> call us at 1-877-tell hln or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. or comment on my facebook page. there you have it, chuck. >> good job. thanks. right down to the dot.
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you have to get everything right sflchlt people are like, wasn't it always this way? people were getting away with lots of gray area. zbli this may not be the best day of the year if you're that turkey. one particular bird is having a great day. find out why it will be making an appearance at disney land.
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problem solved. it's getting better on the golden gate bridge. for people heading north from san francisco you can get there from here. it's going to take a little longer. that bridge was all but closed for a long time. eventually that will be cleared up. it's only the noon hour pacific standard time. people getting off work around 5:00 probably will not have much of a problem. an accident earlier today shut down both lanes of the famous bridge. again, traffic is moving the again. fire crews are trying to keep a wildfire away from expensive homes in southern california. it broke out in the anaheim hills last night. crews are making headway in spit
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of wind gusts of 35 miles per hour. it's 15% contained. they're using the nearby highway as a containment line. all lanes are shut down. officials are warning people nearby get ready to evacuate. the space shuttle "atlantis" is on its way back to earth. "atlantis" is set to land friday morning in florida. over the last week they resupplied and performed maintenance work that should keep the station running for another five to ten years. who has ever heard of a bank robber who cries during a hold up? to make it even weirder the robber had a personal conversation with a teller. >> and he says, i used to work for this bank. and you guys still owe me money. he demanded a specific amount. the teller gave him cash. he says he has some medical problems. he was cry.
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>> nobody at the bank recognized him as a former employee. heather ellis says she's a victim of judiciary rape. she was facing the possibility of 15 years in prison over a scuffle that began at a walmart checkout line. police roughed her up and told her to go back to the ghetto. police say ellis was spewing profanity, kicked an officer in the shin and hit another in the face. last night she explains why she thinks she didn't have a chance in court. >> i think that i am a victim of judiciary rape. i was raped by the system. i'm watching the jurors laugh. i would watch the jurors talk to each other, communicating. we had jurors asleep. the prosecutors who excused himself from the case during deliberation, he was approaching the bench laughing and joking with the judge. >> she'll spend four days in jail on probation.
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the district attorney says she was under oath when she pleaded guilty. the prosecutor says her claims that the jury was laughing was not true but one juror did fall asleep during the trial and was replaced. if you own a toyota take it to the dealer soon. they're replacing the gas pedals in 4 million vehicles. the pedals can get stuck in the floor mats. toyota will temporarily have dealers shorten tb length of gas pedals. this includes camry, prius and the luxury es-350. the government has linked five deaths to the accidents with the unintended acceleration of floor mats. some wireless companies, big ones, in fact, are getting a lot of attention for their deals on mini laptop computers known as netbooks. clark howard warn warns if you buy one you may be paying way more than you think. >> when is a deal not a deal?
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here's one. throughout the rest of the christmas selling season you're going to see big pitches from the big cell phone companies trying to get you to buy a miniature computer known as a netbook for an extra low price in return for a giant handcuff. you know what the hand cuff is? a two-year contract for you to buy overpriced data services for the cell phone. why do i call them overpriced? because at $60 a month for you to access the cell phone network to do web surfing on your little computer. now, why is that such a bad idea? think about it. you're saving maybe $100 on the purchase of that computer in return for having a commitment to a cell phone company for day today services of $1,200 or more over two years. you want to be a free agent. you want a little computer? just buy it. i'm clark howard.
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for more ways for you to stay out of trouble, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. adds damn lambert.
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>> a military career spanning 28 years, one of the nation's most highly decorated officers. she was inducted into the women's national hall of fame. welcome to comcast local edition. my guest this hour is brigadier general wilma vaught, president of women in military service for america memorial foundation. >> thanks for joining me. >> it's a pleasure. >> what's the significance of the women in military service for america foundation? >> memorial foundation. >> it's the only mental motherally that pays tribute to women of all eras who have
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served in our nation's armed forces. further, it's unique in the world. there isn't anyplace else that has a memorial like this, honoring the women who served the nation. >> and women have been participating in wars forever. >> you're right, back to deborah. >> most definitely. >> and so when we get to the memorial, what will we find? this. >> you will find a place with an exterior and an interior. we built and education center. our feeling was that people didn't know anything about what women had done. >> correct. >> we needed to tell this story. we did the education center. inside the education center, you will find exhibits giving a chronology of women's service with artifacts from those different periods of time. then we show films about their
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service. we have a gift store. we have a haul of honor, and that's a particularly unique place at the present time, because that's where we pay tribute to the women who have been canes in these present conflicts in iraq and afghanistan. and then there is the register, which is the heart of the memorial. that's where the records of the women who are registered, you can go in and look them up an computers, and they come up on the screen, and if they've submitted a picture, it will have their picture, name, record of service, what decorations they have, and if they've chosen to do so, it will have their memorable experiences. some of those are really wonderful to read. >> so, we can find out about as many people that women who have actually registered to find out about their military career. >> that's correct, that's some
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340,000 women, which sounds like a big number, and it is. but when you think of the fact that there has been two and a half million women or more who have served, it's a small percentage. >> and so how can we encourage women who have served to submit their stories? by outreach, emails, how can we get them to submit their stories. >> any and all ways, including email and outreach. if you go on our website, womensmemorial.org and register, there's a simple form that you fill out, doesn't take over 10 or 15 minutes to do. you can submit your picture on line. and even though we ask for a small donation. >> right. >> that's optional. you can do it, you don't have to donate at all to register. we're very interested in getting people registered.
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and you can call our office. we have a simple 800 number to call, 1800 i absolute. and you can get information sent to you if you're not on the internet. >> where is the memorial located? >> it is the main gate at arlington national cemetery. we're directly across from the lincoln memorial, and just down the hill from arlington house, the lee kustos mansion. >> it sounds incredible. i hope every current and veteran service woman will submit their information to tell their story. >> i would hope so. i would just be delirious with joy. >> thank you. >> my guest has been brigadier
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general wilma vaught. if you're interested in what
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a south carolina family is grateful to everybody who helped them get their 1-month-old boy back. a tip sent police to a home just outside of charleston. she was in a car parked outside of a post office on monday. the 19-year-old charged with kidnapping, andrea simone walker can followed the infant and his mother for more than two hours that morning and took him when the mother ran in to buy stamps. >> i would like lydia and miguel to come up here for a minute. i have a if you have gifts.
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hopefully this will allow baby perez to sleep well. we have an fbi rabbit. we have an fbi shirt. we also have an fbi blanket. thank you. >> thank you, everybody. >> it was a team effort. he was doused in alcohol and purpose sli set on fire by five teens. he suffered burns over 65% of his body. his mother explains his daily struggle to survive.
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>> watching him swell with adema, then watching the swelling come down. the first time he spoke to us was joyous. watching him struggle every single day -- i'm proud of him. i'm very, very proud of him. it's painful. it hurts to take a drink of water toch water. to go to the bathroom it takes him five or ten minutes just to get from the bed to the bathroom. it hurts just to move. >> michael's doctor says he's ready to begin physical therapy. his first skin graft is set for next week. three teens accused in the incident pleaded not guilty in court last week. if convicted they could face 30 years behind bars. several large traffic wrecks are snarling traffic on a busy traffic day.
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first to northern california. the latest shot of the golden gate bridge. this is on the san francisco side looking north. it was closed in both directions after a multivehicle accident in the northbound lane. now it's flowing freely. it looks like it will be a pretty comfortable ride for people heading home during the rush hour. traffic is backed up for quite a while. second busiest travel day of the year. people are frustrated. lines are long. that's normal. and the weather in some areas could be making the waits even longer. bonnie schneider is joining us with the latest. you're going to start in oklahoma. traffic wreck there. >> we do have a photographic wreck to tell you about causing a road closure. interstate 35 is now reopened, but it was closed in both directions earlier near billings.
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it could take a while for the traffic to recover. you can see they're still backed up at this time in oklahoma. the weather isn't really the problem. the weather in the northeast, that's where we're having trouble spots. we are watching for overcast sk skies and rain. we are seeing a lot of travel days for philly, baltimore and washington, d.c. boy, we have a busy board to show you. now ft. lauderdale, philadelphia, boston, washington. many delays are lasting up to two hours or more. expect as volume increases we will see the delays climb up even further. in fact, as we show you flight explore we are we have well over 6,700 planes in the sky right now. that's a lot of volume. much busier than normal certainly. with all the activity and weather delays we're going to watch out for them i imagine
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down through florida later on today. many of you might be looking for an easy community. one facebook friend sent in this comment. d.j. said i'm a lucky one. my in-laws live a whole front yard away. won't take but a minute. if the kids walk steady, traffic will be light. you only have to walk. not deal with this. that's for sure. i want to talk about temperature changes. it's going to get much colder in cities like chicago where there's a chance of snow on thanksgiving day. tomorrow some places in the morning will be in the 20s. feeling like winter. >> you going to be in tomorrow? >> yes, i will. >> see you tomorrow.
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fire crews are trying to keep a wildfire away from expensive homes in southern california. it broke out in anaheim hills. crews are making headway inspit of wind gusts at 35 miles an hour. it's 15% contained. all lanes in a nearby highway are shut down. people nearby get ready to evacuate. we'll hear what president obama plans to do in and about afghanistan next tuesday after a series of meetings with top advisers he'll lay out a new strategy in a prime time speech to west point. he'll announce how many troops he'll send to afghanistan to try to achieve the new goal. hours earlier. next month a climate change summit in denmark. the white house says he's prepared to set a goal to cut u.s. admissions to 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. then the president gets to oslo
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and accepts the nobel peace prize. millions of muslims begin their annual pilgrimage. saudi officials say they could spread the virus back home if they get sick. the cdc is helping organizers deal with the disease. his real security cabinet voted to freeze construction of west bank settlements for the next ten years. it's seen as a way to restart peace talks with palestinians. benjamin says the freeze is a very big step. >> now is the time to begin negotiations. now is the time to move forward towards peace. there is no more time to waste. israel today has taken a far reaching step towards peace. it's time for the palestinians to do the same. >> in a statement secretary of
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state hillary clinton called the israeli decision a helpful move towards resolving the conflict. "atlantis" is prepping for a return trip home. it undocked from the international space station today. it's scheduled to land friday morning, weather permittinging, over the last week the crew resupplied and performed badly needed maintenance work. president obama is keeping courage alive. courage, the turkey from north carolina who is also a recipient of the thanksgiving presidential pardon. courage is going to disney land to serve as grand marshal in the thanksgiving day parade. the first family donated two other turkeys. they were not pardoned, obviously. they'll be at the washington food bank. no turkeys were in danger during the president's first state dinner. the guest of honor, the indian prime minister is a vegetarian. there was not a lot of meat on the menu.
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spices for the white house gard garden many have ties to india. like a film director and cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. jennifer hudson headlined the entertainment for the evening. mrs. obama's gown was designed by an indian born designer. made at the family's shop in india. 40 people worked on it for three weeks. he also designed dresses for the red carpet for beyonce and katherine heigl. see why a guy who looks a little like buzz light year acted more like donald duck.
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a guy jumps out of an airplane over if atlantic with a jet-powered wing strapped to his back. the swiss adventurer thought he had a good chance of being the first to make an intercontinental flight on a jet wing. he had made it across the english channel. he was trying to go to north africa to southern spain. it came to a watery end. . he wasn't hurt. this stunt sponsored by a cell phone company. judge judy may not be as tough as she seems on her show. joy behar got to see her softer side last night. >> you are tough. you are a tough lady in that courtroom, baby. and i know you. but you're like a really sweet pussycat really. >> i am. >> but when you get on that bench, you turn into a different
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persona. >> fortunately for my husband it's a different persona. >> and your children, too. >> especially the grandchildren. >> what do they say when they see you on television scream at someone like that. >> they laugh. there's grandma. >> be sure to check out her marathon thanksgiving day tomorrow. 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. great highlights. joy talks to bill murray tonight. well, a turkey give away in los angeles was a sight to see. julie ellerton says it was incredible to see how people came together to help the needy. ellerton says the event was a true celebration of giving. people were dancing and singing as they gave out the turkeys. this event began 25 years ago by the founder of a limo service that caters to stars. he said he wanted to give back
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to the kmunlt. he's given an estimated 100,000 turkeys so far. thanks to julie ellerton for capturing the spirit of giving in los angeles. you can contribute, too. remember, the maersk alabama captain? he's being enlisted by the salvation army. he said he hasn't enjoyed being in the spotlight, but this is a chance to put his notoriety to good use. thanksgiving always hectic at any airport. details of if new secure flight program. and your reaction to it.
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another accident that's destined to slow holiday traffic. this is about half an hour or so east of kansas city on i-70. eastbound lanes are closed because of a fatal multivehicle crash. there is what's left. highway patrol reported one person dead on i-70 east of kansas city. no word on what caused the
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single engine plane to go down in a field near durham, north carolina. the two people on board escaped unhurt. firefighters were there quickly and quickly put out the fire. basically here's how it works. when you call the airline to make a reservation they ask for your birth date and your exact name as it appears on the i.d. you present at the airport. no nicknames like joe for joseph. right now the program is in the initial phase, and the tsa is letting people with small differences between their i.d. and reservation go ahead. what do you think? do programs like this make you feel secure? are they only an annoyance? call us toll-free.
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you can text hlntv. standard text rates apply. the mothers of three u.s. hikers held in iran are asking for their release. it's been almost four months since they were arrested after crossing the frontier between iran and iraq. their moms are sending a video message to their children and the leaders of iran. one mother talked about why they're doing it. >> they've been cut off from the outside world. they're thinking maybe they'll be able to see us, all the three mothers, hear our voices, and get great comfort in that. >> during a visit to brazil is this week the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad insisted it will go to the nation's highest courts. he said he hoped the penalty would not be severe. if you're hitting the road this thanksgiving here's the good news. gas prices are below $3 a
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gallon. that doesn't mean last summer's pain at the pump is long forgotten. sheila is in the cnnmoney.com newsroom. a lot of concern about future gas prices, right? >> a lot of concern for sure, chuck. aaa did say the national average price is $2 .64 today. americans are looking for more fuel efficient vehicles. the consumer federation of america says 78% of americans support higher fuel economy standards. the group also claims the car companies aren't delivering enough fuel efficiency. next year 1,040 epa rated cars and trucks. only 44 get 30 miles per gallon or more. that's just 4%. the consumer federation calls that a, quote, utter market failure, chuck. >> the cash for clunkers program didn't work in that aspect.
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they have made fuel efficiency a priority in the administration. will we be seeing more fuel-efficient assembly lines! absolutely, chuck. proposed rules would require cars and trucks sold in the u.s. to average 35 1/2 miles per gallon by 2016. and this is with fuel economy starting to gradually increase in 2012. but cfa, they want more. it's calling for fuel economy of 45 miles per gallon by 2020. now that might be doable but industry says it's too early to talk about it yet. the alliance of automobile manufacturer says right now it's focused on 2012 to 2016. and those rules won't even be finalized until the spring. now of course there is also a question of whether americans are willing to pay more for fuel-efficient cars. new rules, alone, they're expected to add about $1,300 to the cost of a car, but advocates, they say the consumers are able to save enough on gas to make up for that cost. and of course for more energy issues check out cnnmoney.com.
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chuck, back to you. >> shiela, thank you so much. have a good holiday. stock prices are higher today in the preholiday trading. good news on the unemployment front is getting some of the credit. here are the numbers as we speak. about ten minutes before the bell. first-time jobless dropped last week head sbokt close. the dj industrials up about 26 points. actually up exactly that at 10,459. toyota is replacing gas pedals in nearly 4 million vehicles. the company says the pedals can get stuck in the floor mats of certain molds. while it develops replacement pedals toyota temporarily will have dealers shorten the length of gas pedals. recall includes many the company's top model, the camry, prius and the luxury es-350. linked deaths caused to the unintended acceleration involving floor mats. and toyota's recalling 110,000 pickups. on the truck frame. this includes tundra's made between 2000 and 2003. it may just be a pile of toothpicks but this stagecoach
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is worth more than $100,000. find out where it's going and hear from the man who built it.
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>> a military career spanning 28 years, one of the nation's most highly decorated officers. she was inducted into the women's national hall of fame. welcome to comcast local edition. my guest this hour is brigadier general wilma vaught, president of women in military service for america memorial foundation. >> thanks for joining me. >> it's a pleasure. >> what's the significance of the women in military service for america foundation? >> memorial foundation. >> it's the only mental motherally that pays tribute to women of all eras who have
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served in our nation's armed forces. further, it's unique in the world. there isn't anyplace else that has a memorial like this, honoring the women who served the nation. >> and women have been participating in wars forever. >> you're right, back to deborah. >> most definitely. >> and so when we get to the memorial, what will we find? this. >> you will find a place with an exterior and an interior. we built and education center. our feeling was that people didn't know anything about what women had done. >> correct. >> we needed to tell this story. we did the education center. inside the education center, you will find exhibits giving a chronology of women's service with artifacts from those different periods of time. then we show films about their
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service. we have a gift store. we have a haul of honor, and that's a particularly unique place at the present time, because that's where we pay tribute to the women who have been canes in these present conflicts in iraq and afghanistan. and then there is the register, which is the heart of the memorial. that's where the records of the women who are registered, you can go in and look them up an computers, and they come up on the screen, and if they've submitted a picture, it will have their picture, name, record of service, what decorations they have, and if they've chosen to do so, it will have their memorable experiences. some of those are really wonderful to read. >> so, we can find out about as many people that women who have actually registered to find out about their military career. >> that's correct, that's some
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340,000 women, which sounds like a big number, and it is. but when you think of the fact that there has been two and a half million women or more who have served, it's a small percentage. >> and so how can we encourage women who have served to submit their stories? by outreach, emails, how can we get them to submit their stories. >> any and all ways, including email and outreach. if you go on our website, womensmemorial.org and register, there's a simple form that you fill out, doesn't take over 10 or 15 minutes to do. you can submit your picture on line. and even though we ask for a small donation. >> right. >> that's optional. you can do it, you don't have to donate at all to register. we're very interested in getting people registered.
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and you can call our office. we have a simple 800 number to call, 1800 i absolute. and you can get information sent to you if you're not on the internet. >> where is the memorial located? >> it is the main gate at arlington national cemetery. we're directly across from the lincoln memorial, and just down the hill from arlington house, the lee kustos mansion. >> it sounds incredible. i hope every current and veteran service woman will submit their information to tell their story. >> i would hope so. i would just be delirious with joy. >> thank you. >> my guest has been brigadier
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general wilma vaught. if you're interested in what
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a s.w.a.t. team in orlando shot and killed a man this afternoon. this happened after he came out of his home with his gun drawn. they say this began as a domestic situation. then escalated into a standoff. there were four children and the man's common law wife in this home. police tried to negotiate for hours with this man. they say when he came out of his home he would not lower his weapon. again, the four children and the woman in the home while all of this was happening, apparently they're all okay. the woman who escaped the home reportedly has two children with this man who police ended up saying they had to kill because he would not lower his weapon. so this standoff in orlando is
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over. not a great day on the roads. this heavy travel day in missouri, near odessa eastbound interstate 70 is closed because of a fatal multivehicle car crash. traffic is backed up for about three miles. the missouri highway patrol has reported one person is dead. an earlier crash in oklahoma on i-35 had shutdown both lanes on that interstate. next tuesday, we'll hear from president obama on what he plans to do in afghanistan. in a primetime speech at the west point military academy, the president will lay out his new strategy and also announce how many troops he will send there to try to achieve it. hours earlier he'll be meeting with congressional leaders to explain his plan to them. next month, the president will attend a climate change summit in denmark. the white house says, he's prepared to offer to set a goal to cut u.s. emissions by 17%. below 2005 levels. and to try do that by 2020. the u.s. has not committed itself to any legally binding goals. the president will go to
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copenhagen the day before he'll go to oslo to accept the nobel peace prize. a missing 1-month-old is back with his grateful parents. you can tell by the pictures. look at that. a tip sent police to a home in somerville south carolina, where the boy was found. perez was 14 a car from a post office in north charleston monday. she left him in the car with the engine running while she ran in to buy stamps. police say the 19-year-old charged in this kidnapping had been following the mom for hours. >> at some point in time on monday, ms. walker, the suspect, visually observed the victim are are and her child. from that point it appears that walker began following the victim. and we know that when the victim arrived at the post office, the suspect saw the opportunity where the victim exited the vehicle without her child. >> an fbi agent who worked on
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the case gave angel some adorable, special presents. things like an outfit and a blanket with the fbi logo on them. the mother of a 13-year-old boy who was missing for 11 days says her son lived in the new york subway system the entire time. he only had 11 bucks in his pocket. francisco hernandez jr. has asberger syndrome. a form of autism. a transit cop recognized him from a missing poster's person after he disappeared on october 15th. his mother says she did contact police when her son went missing but she says he got very little help. >> how did you live? what did you eat? >> a sandwich and mostly what i could buy. >> the police would do nothing and i tried to find someone to help me and the mexican console called the police. >> was not focused on in the 11-day period. so in my judgment based on the information that we did i think
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that we did everything that was appropriate. >> police found hernandez in a coney island subway station. his mother says he got in trouble at school and was afraid of a scolding at home. filmmaker roman polanski has been granted bail by a sit with court. it's $4.5 million. the oscar-winning director has been held with the extradition rerelated to a sex charge. once he posts bail polanski will remain in his house arrest and monitored by an electronic bracelet. for now the director will stay in prison while the swiss government decides whether to appeal. guy jumps out of an airplane over the atlantic ocean on with a homemade jet-powered wing strapped to his back. nothing's going to go wrong. this is a great plan, right? well, actually this was adventure, he thought he did have a good chance of making the first intercontinental flight on his jet wing. he had flown across the english channel, after all. but his attempt to fly from north africa to southern spain came to a sudden and wet end.
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you can see him right there. strong winds knocked him into the sea halfway through his 15-minute flight. he wasn't hurt. and his stunt was sponsored by a cell phone company. some of you are flying the traditional way today. pictures of airport travelers on the second busiest travel david year. lots of crowds. long lines. as to be expected for the thanksgiving holiday. and the weather in some areas could make those waits even longer. let's turn now to meteorologist bonnie schnider. she joins us with the latest. been hanging around today giving us great update. what is the latest, bonnie? >> well, the latest is we still have a lot of delays across the northeast. no doubt about it. we are looking at some stormy conditions depending on where you are headed. in fact, for tomorrow watch out for snow in many locations across the great lakes. and even in the midwest. look at area of strong low pressure. it will pull down some colder air behind it. so turkey day's going to be a little chilly across cities like chicago and minneapolis. now some you might be holding off and maybe not traveling just
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yet. butright now. what do i mean by that? take a look at flight explorer andul see we have over 6,600 planes in the air right now across the country. well, i mentioned holding off on travel till thanksgiving day and our facebook comment comes from brandy. and she says, here's her suggestion, travel in the middle of the night. okay? get there early and rest before the festivities begin. that way you're not fighting traffic during the day and you're well rested for relatives. thank you so much for that, brandy. but i guess you have to travel in the middle of the night. that could be a problem. for those of you who are traveling though for thanksgiving we're looking at some chilly weather for sure. we have temperatures into the 30s across the board for the areas of minneapolis. so much colder there. we had a lot of problems in south florida earlier with rain. and now the problems are across parts of the northeast. there's some heavier rain up into northern new england, but low clouds everywhere. and when you have poor visibility like that, generally
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speaking, you tend to have airport delays and that's exactly what we're seeing across cities like philadelphia, baltimore, washington, d.c., at this hour. not that much rain falling. but look at the board, it is stacked with many delays from ft. lauderdale, florida, to boston to white plains in westchester county, and then the larger airports in new york city also facing delays but they're not that bad. 35 minutes. the worst of it is right here. down in philadelphia. over two hours. and it's not just the low clouds. volume on this -- one of the most travel days of the year is also slowing things down in philadelphia. so that's where we're seeing a lot of the problems in this region. i mentioned chicago, getting the chance for snow tomorrow. it's not snowing right now, but we are getting some light rain coming in. it's cool and wet, not the prettiest weather to be out and about. and notice up in duluth, minnesota, it's going to be changing over to snow at times. because the temperatures are just teetering on the freezing mark. so that's what we'll be looking at there. otherwise, watch out once again for storms down in florida. back to you. >> thank you, bonnie. >> sure. community leaders are weighing in on how the obama
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administration is handling the katrina recovery and they aren't very pleased with effort. how they grade the government and what matters.
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the obama administration hasn't helped katrina survivors four years, after the hurricane devastated the gulf coast. that's what community leaders in that region are saying in a survey from the institute of southern states. it also tops our headlines in "what matters" our partnership with "essence" magazine where we take news in the african-american that effects all of us. these leaders believe the administration hasn't lived up to its pledge to boost rover efforts and provide services for residents. and this survey, leaders gave the administration an overall grade of a d-plus. only slightly higher than the d-minus they gave the president george on w. bush administration. the white house says since president obama took office more than $1 million in public assistance projects that had
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been stalled have now been released. after much debate the small city of frederick, maryland, unveiled a plaque to educate visitors about the notorious dred scott case. the u.s. supreme court decision in 1857 said free slaves and their descendants could not be u.s. citizens and congress did not have the power to prohibit slaveries in areas. fueled the civil war. dred scott and his wife sued for their freedom when they were taken from misas slaves stayed at the the time to a territory slavery was prohibited. for more of what "what matters" you can check out the "essence" magazine. this first thanksgiving is the first big travel holiday for the tsa's new secure flight program. here's how it works, when you call an airline to make a reservation or if you are making your own online, you have to put your name in there exactly as it appears on the i.d. you plan to use when you check in at the airport down to your middle
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initial. also no nicknames like joe for joseph. right now the program is in its initial phase and the tsa is letting people with small differences between their i.d. and the reservation go ahead and fly, but beginning early next year even small discrepancies could get you booted off of a flight. >> i absolutely agree. >> this is going to be a huge story. >> good for security because i've had occasions where i kept getting -- by tsa. my ticket. and they said because they flagged my name. and i'd rather actually include my middle name so i don't keep getting pulled over by the airport. i'm having my travel delayed and that way they know who they are exactly looking for. >> that odessa with her feel on this story. she gets it. jody wrote this on my facebook page. this is not such a big deal. my driver's license requires my full name and that is what i use
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as my main i.d. anyway. using your full name will keep the database working and it will keep you from being mistaken for someone else. in the end, it will cut down on delays. and of course that's what the tsa is trying to say. but everyone's not really buying it. eric says this -- and in general, they do want you to use your full name, however it appears on your i.d. but not everyone does that. another facebook post from dawn -- another hln fan gives his comment to the views cam. this is what bill had to say. >> my name is bill. i'm from atlanta. my impression of tsa's security
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is that it is faz we had a very expensive diamond necklace that we'd put in a safe and never used. we have given away our freedom before we ever have it taken away from us. no one wants to be in an airline incident or any other travel incident. but we are spending incredible amounts of money and have sacrificed tremendous freedom to get the 1 in a million often chance of something to happen to someone. we need to moderate this and be more miserable with it. >> an e-mail from jay who agrees with that, says -- cause also some airlines are also asking for your birthday, gender and all of that kind of stuff. kenneth e-mailed us this -- as far as i'm concerned these checks need to be extended to
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passenger train, cruise ship, et cetera. come on people we're at war with the terrorists. some applaud this some say it is picking at and not doing anything. tell us what you think. do program like this make you file skier? or are they just an annoyance to you? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. send us a text to hln tv if you prefer. standard text rates apply. we appreciate your responses. judge judy may not be quite as tough as she seems on her show. hln's joy behar got to see her softer side last night. >> you are tough. you are a tough lady in that courtroom, baby. >> no, no, no. >> and i know you and you're like a real sweet pussycat. >> i am. >> you are. but when you get into that bench you turn into a -- >> a different persona. unfortunately for my husband it's a different persona. and probably children too, right? >> especially the grandchildren. >> yeah the grandchildren. what do they say when you see you on television screaming at someone like that?
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>> they laugh. there's grandma, she's spouting off again. >> be sure to check out "the joy behar: marathon" thanksgiving day. 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern time. tomorrow. it'll be good, it'll be fun. and tonight joy speaks with funny man bill murray.
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israel's security cabinet has voted to freeze construction of west bank settlements for the next ten months. i believe this is not the correct video. the vote is seen as a way to restart peace talks with the palestinians. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the freeze is a very big step. >> now's the time to begin negotiations. now's the time to move forward towards peace. there is no more time to waste. israel today has taken a far-reaching step towards peace. it's time for the palestinians
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to do the same. >> in a statement, secretary of state hillary clinton called the israeli decision a helpful move toward resolving the israe israeli/palestinian conflict. some expert, concerned that the hajj could spread swine flu around the world. millions of muslims began their annual pilgrimage in saudi arabia today and heavy rain, as you can see there. there are more international visitors this year. and saudi officials say it could spread the virus back home if they get sick. pilgrims have already died. the cdc is helping organizers deal with this disease. the mothers of three u.s. hikers held in iran are again asking for their release. it's been almost four months since they were represented arch crossing into iran from iraq. the moms are sending a video message to their children and the leaders of iran. on our sister network, cnn, one mother talked about why they're doing it. >> they've been virtually cut
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off from the outside world and we cannot even begin to imagine how difficult that is for them. we're thinking maybe, maybe they'll be able to see us, all three mothers, hear our voices, and get great comfort in that. >> she's doing everything she can. during a visit to israel this week, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad insisted the case will go through his nation's courts. he said he hopes the penalty will not be severe. you will not need spare change to donation to the salvation army. in collection of kettles in 120 cities will have a self-serve credit and debit card reader. they were tested in los angeles, dallas and colorado springs last year. the salvation army official says the organization hopes it will lead to larger gifts. stocks have been on a choppy ride. so how did the last full trading day of this week turn out? felleisha taylor's at the
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business desk with all of the details on this thanksgiving eve. hi, felicia? >> reporter: hi, richelle. slew of economic reports did not boost stocks as much of helped. sales of newly built homes spiked in october, that was good news and a lot higher know that the 2% estimate. the jump was mostly thanks to the first-time home buyer credit which has been extended through april. got news on the labor front. initial jobless claims fell more than expected last week to lowest level in a year. tum fwoeld 5.4 million, the lowest point since february. a report on personal spending in income, both ticked up last month. and that's a good sign. but upbeat report his very a little effect of stocks. the s&p was up .2 of 1%. open for an abbreviated session on friday. >> sounds like a good plan. remember adam lam bert's
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controversial performance at the ama's? of course you do. he's talking about it, but is he saying he's actually sorry?
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♪ welcome to comcast local edition. i am donna richardson and my guest this hour is colonel george f. johnson iv superintendent of the maryland natural resources police. colonel, thank you for joining me. >> great to be here with you. >> in addition to being with the maryland natural resources you are president of the maryland police chief association, and who in addition to chief are your members? and who is working with you? >> it is comprised mostly of chief of police from all over the state and state government and law enforcement chiefs and county and municipalities that exist in all of the state of maryland. >> i know as a group i know
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there are several initiatives taking place. there is a new one. checkpoint strike force. >> yes, it is a research based-multi-state situation where we pick and we go out there and we look for drivers that are impaired and work tohe late-husband, the senate seat senator edward kennedy, on our episode of "the oprah winfrey show" that airs today, kennedy says she does not want the job. to promote the late-senator's memoir released after his daegtd. senator kennedy died of brain cancer in august. president obama is keeping courage alive. courage is a turkey from north carolina. he's also this year's recipient of a thanksgiving presidential pardon. >> you know there are certain days that remind me of why i ran for this office, and then are there moments like this where i
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pardon a turk i and send it to disneyland. but every single day i am thankful for the extraordinary responsibility that the american people have placed in me. i am humbled by the privilege that it is to serve them and the tremendous honor it is to serve as commander in chief of the finest military in the world. and i want to wish a happy thanksgiving to every servi service member at home or at harm's way. we're proud of you and we're thinking of you and we're praying for you. >> all right. so where is courage going? disneyla disneyland, like he said? but for what reason. the service grand marshal and the thanksgiving day parade. turkeys who were not pardoned to a food bank in washington. no turkeys were endangered during president obama's first state dinner. the guest of honor, indian prime minister manmohan singh is a vegetarian. so there wasn't a lot of meat on the menu. there were spices from the white house garden.
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and the honey used in one of the descerpts came from the white house beehive. yes there is one. more than 335 guests gathnerpd a tent-like pavilion on the south lawn of the white house. oscar winners jennifer hudson and a.r. rahman had the evening's entertainment. trying to spread cheer to troops overseas. teaming with fedex to send 230 christmas trees to servicemen and their families. one farmer says, it's just the right thing to do. >> what better opportunity since i grew christmas trees to be able to share my homegrown brukt those troops and their families who are part at christmastime. >> 38 farmers across the state donated the trees and fedex is paying fortunate shipping. how nice! right now in south carolina, a family rejoices over a happy reunion. just in time for the holiday. how police tracked down their missing baby on "headline news," news and views.
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